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Are You Struggling To Drop Those Extra Pounds?

Are You Struggling To Drop Those Extra Pounds?

A quick fix, such as dropping 6 pounds for a special occasion, is a generally a very good short-term goal to have. There's no reason in the world not to do it - as long as whatever diet you choose to embark on has the right balance of nutrients your body actually needs, to function properly. But what do you want after that? Do you want to put those 6 pounds back on?

Here's an inescapable, scientific truth - DIETS DON'T WORK FOR VERY LONG!

Going on a short-term, quick-fix diet will probably work while they're on it, but most people usually find that as soon as the dieting is over and they go back to their usual eating and/or lifestyle habits, the weight starts creeping back.

Most people are aware that carrying around too much extra weight has literally catastrophic implications for long-term health, including life-changing conditions like Type II diabetes and high blood pressure. So getting that weight off is a lot more important than how anyone might look in their jeans!

Anyone who's found themselves in the horrible spiral of "yo-yo dieting" will know exactly what is meant by that term. They lose weight, they stop the diet, they put it back on plus a little more (since the body thinks they've been starving it so it decides to stockpile some extra fat just in case it happens again!), and they're not just back to square one, they're really behind the eight-ball. It is soul-destroying, it severely damages motivation, and those fabulous jeans or that gorgeous dress seems further out of reach than ever. High-profile diet companies get richer by the year tapping into the desperation of people who need real support to lose weight and keep it off. Some people do make it work, and the success stories are not hard to find with a bit of help from Google. But dig a little deeper and you'll not only find more people who've failed than who've succeeded - you'll also find that the ones who were successful had a completely different mindset to the rest! And that is the real key. It's not in the recipes, the number of calories, or the money people pay to be encouraged. It's in how they see it. It's in what they really, truly WANT. Success or failure with weight loss is more about MINDSET than calorie-counting or treadmill-trudging.

The mindset needed for success in losing weight and keeping it off, is long-term commitment. And that's exactly what the weight-loss companies DON'T spend time helping people to properly achieve. Think about it - why would they? They might give a cursory nod to lifestyle, and mention that a bit more exercise wouldn't hurt, but in reality they are far more interested in taking people's cash for as long as they can. They are always very pleased to see ayone who goes back, after a few months away, when the pounds have started finding their way back to the tummies, hips and thighs!

Most people who have successfully lost weight and kept it off realised, at some point in their journey, that they had to make a big, long-term commitment to actually truly understanding their mind and body's unique and individual relationship with food, and change what wasn't working - for the rest of their lives. And it's not about deprivation - it's about finding what your body can and cannot process, what it likes, what it struggles to absorb, what constitutes a proper balance, and how you want your health to be.

So how about you? Do you want to live to a ripe old age? I'm guessing thst the answer is yes, but only if you're fit and healthy. Well, the hard truth is that those who are obese are not probably going to make it. Do you want to be one of them?

Everyone's relationship with food is individual, and often complicated. That's why these "blanket approaches" to successful dieting don't work for everyone. Cutting calories or sticking to certain food groups will only ever take you so far. What you really need is to understand yourself and your own unique relationship with food and what that means for your health, otherwise your success in losing weight and keeping it off will almost certainly be limited.

I see a lot of people who are sabotaging their own efforts, often without knowing it. Many are completely unaware of what their triggers are, or the reasons why certain foods appeal to them more than others. A great many are intolerant to something that isn't necessarily causing them pain, but which is blocking them from dropping those extra pounds. Many people aren't sleeping well, and that is one of the biggest barriers to weight loss. Some simply cannot effectively process certain foods - but if they don't know that, they don't know how to fix it, and that can lead to all kinds of health complications that can eventually sabotage their quality of life - sometimes permanently. It's a complex situation involving both biology and psychology, and it is a process. There's no overnight fix. A commitment to understanding and overcoming a weight related problem and the time it needs to be resolved is the most important part of any successful weight loss problem.

As a qualified Psychologist and Nutritionist, I specialise in weight management for people who have tried everything they can think of but still cannot lose the extra weight. I will work with you to help you understand the complex interaction between your mind and your body, in terms of what you eat, how it is affecting you emotionally and physically, and clarifying what changes might need to be made to your perceptions, diet and/or lifestyle. With the right understanding and information about what is unique to you in the process of losing weight, I will put you on the right track towards dropping the damaging extra pounds or stones, feeling better about yourself, and significantly increasing your life expectancy and quality of life.

My confidential Weight Management consultation is a twelve-week process involving:

1. Initial consultation looking at personal history, including diet, lifestyle, meical markers and sleeping patterns, and identifying contributing factors.

2. Discussing how weight issues impact on emotional and physical functioning.

3. Identifying physical and emotional barriers to change, and discussing the origins of these, and strategies for overcoming them.

4. Discovering, understanding and changing negative self-perceptions and managing self and social expectations.

5. Implementing the necessary changes to ensure the weight loss program is comfortable, manageable and realistic.

6. Ongoing monitoring of progress, and making appropriate changes to ensure the program remains comfortably within your control.

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