A “Little Bit” of Weight Loss – What Is It All About?
By Marge Pickering-Picone
Many of have tried many different approaches to weight loss. When asked they start naming all the ones that they have tried and how many different times they have tried them. Most approaches have all helped a “little bit” and for a “little while” and then the weight slowly comes back on, plus a “little more”.
Are most looking for a “magic” program when it comes to weight loss? In many cases, I would say yes! The responsibility of what goes into your mouth for sustenance is governed by your brain and fuel need level. So, every time you try to decrease or change your intake without any guidance, your results vary or you give in and cheat. The outcome is that you feel the diet you have tried does not work and you resume your typical eating and start your search for something new.
Why does this keep happening?
Every part of your body is run by a nutrient. If any of those nutrient levels are low, the body steals from other sources. If you continuously run on alternate sources for prolonged periods, the body starts to rebel. This causes you to look for quick fixes to compensate for the lack of nutrients. Sugar laden snacks, soda, salty and starchy foods start to creep back into your dietary intake. Immediately, this acts like as an upper because it is so readily absorbed by your body, however a low quickly onsets and only continues to decline each time. Now your mood, sleep, attitude, stamina level, hair, skin and elimination ability are all affected and this only gets worse as you age as well as when your weight increases. If you continue this cycle, you have a higher risk of being diagnosed with some form of preventable, chronic illness.
To achieve better health, many continuously deal with this yo-yo dieting, hoping that this one will be unlike all the others. I am here to tell you that weight loss is a challenging, life-altering commitment. It is being willing to look at yourself, your life and lifestyle and changing it for the better. I don’t mean just for a few days. It is about the choices you make every single day that are going to affect you for the rest of your life. There is no, “I’ll just have a taste” or a “little bit isn’t going to hurt me”. In some cases, yes it will. If you are not working towards improving, it is the reason you are suffering in the first place, and it is going to keep you on the hunt for the next best weight loss secret again and again.
You will succeed at losing weight when you creating balance in all facets of your life. Learn as much as possible about the function of your own body. What your body lacks in nutrition is not the same as everyone else in the room. Make it about you. Make it your personal journey. Find out what foods work best with your system.
Weight Loss is a Commitment to yourself, for yourself and for your family. Where do you want to go from here?
Your Personal 7 Steps to help you Balance your Life Towards Successful Weight Loss:
Step 1. Look at your daily schedule and prioritize. (one thing at a time)
Step 2. List your daily food and fluid intake. (all things that you eat and drink)
Step 3. List your stressors (people, situations, things, relationships, work)
Step 4. List the things you have carried emotionally for years. (in justices, childhood issues, teen year incidents, sibling rivalry, failures, divorces, job losses, financial choices)
Step 5. List your ailments
Step 6. Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are going to take care of you. (and mean it!)
Step 7. Call Marge for an appointment and free assessment to what direction would be best for you to reach your goal of Looking Great and Feeling Great as a renewed you!