Let’s face it; most of us struggle with weight gain issues at some point during our lives. Of course there are those special few that seem to be able to eat anything they want and not gain a pound while others can just look at a candy bar and feel the pounds piling on. Worse yet, some of us start life off with a great metabolism, eating everything we want and staying slim and trim when suddenly our pants seem to be getting tighter and those love handles aren’t so lovely anymore. Why we ask is this happening? You guessed it; getting older and it just doesn’t seem far! No matter what your situation is, you don’t want to turn to fad or starvation diets in a panic to lose weight now; the best way to go for long term results is healthy weight loss and the appropriate treatment if necessary.
Today’s life is one full of conveniences from food to mobility and even if you live a fast moving lifestyle it’s important to set aside some time, get out of the office and the routine, and start treating yourself with the respect you deserve, starting with healthy food choices and exercise. The solution to healthy weight loss requires that you to put in the effort and while you can have access to experts such as personal trainers, nutritionist and even consultants who can guide you along your path; you’ll still be at the helm of this transformation.
One of the main reasons that we gain weight so easily is that our society has put an emphasis on more for your money and that has carried over into the food industry. We want big portions and if we don’t get them we are often felt like we aren’t getting enough. It’s important that we recognize portion size isn’t just about getting your money’s worth but is about taking care of your body and improving your life. Eating smaller, sensible portions can boost your metabolism and boost you energy levels without leaving you feeling bloated, tired and worn down. It’s important to recognize the difference between being full and satisfied versus being bloated and tired. Your body takes about 10 minutes to tell you how full you actually are so keep that in mind and eat a bit slower so you don’t go zooming past the satisfied level in a meal.
Exercise is essential as well when it comes to healthy weight loss. A lot of dieters jump into dieting and exercise at an intensity that is impossible to maintain, maybe even reach their goal weight just to quit and gain weight again. The key to a healthy lifestyle is incorporating exercise and a diet that you can maintain so; find a routine that works for you. Do you want to go running before work? After work? Maybe do some core exercises on your lunch break or later in the evening? Plan your workout according to your schedule and get locked into the routine. Before you know it, it’ll be just another part of your day and you’ll more than likely end up enjoying it when you start seeing the results, and reaping the rewards of a more energetic life.
As for smart food choices just start watching the carbs and the sugars you eat. Paying attention to the nutritional values of the food you choose is a great way to start becoming aware of what you eat and changing it for the better. Many people like to keep a food journal and reflect back on it for guidance which can be a real eye opener.
By making real changes that mesh with your lifestyle you’ll be able to maintain them and that is the key to healthy, sustainable weight loss. If you feel you need help getting and staying on track, or feel your problems are due to emotional eating, contact the consultants at FINE to FAB and they’ll provide the helpful healthy weight loss and treatment you need to start living a healthy, energetic life.
If you need to get a handle on your fear of being not good enough, please reach out. We can help you can get on with your life.