Successful Weight loss is complex and needs an Integrated Approach.
Obesity is an ever growing and complex problem in the western world. Obesity is a major risk factor in many chronic and serious illnesses. Yet despite a flood of Diets and low fat foods that are constantly being touted in the media, we continue to become increasingly overweight and eventually obese.
The factors affecting and contributing to difficult to shift weight gain are variable and complex and may include such issues as hormonal imbalances, chronic stress, insulin resistance, toxicity and inflammation, adrenal stress, sleep deprivation, food intolerances as well as the type and quantity of food that you eat. It is my intention to step by step address all of these issues in upcoming blog posts.
Time and time again the focus of the majority of Weight loss programs is on, calorie reduction and the quick fix. Many “fad diets” are poorly designed, nutritionally deficient and not at all wholistic. The typical weight loss diet that is promoted via the media is unbalanced, based on deprivation of food and increased exercise. These low calorie or quick weight loss diets upset the metabolic system and result in more that 87% of dieters experiencing rebound weight gain. This means that within 12 months they will have regained all the weight that they lost and most often more.
Another extremely important factor that is a root cause of weight gain initially and a common cause of “diet sabotage” are our emotions and mindset. Low self esteem, conflicting and self sabotaging beliefs systems, feelings of anxiety and overwhelm, perfectionism are frequently overlooked and are masked factors contributing to emotional eating.
The majority of weight loss programs do not address these issues in any true depth. Their general advice is to go for a walk, call a friend, don’t have chocolate is the house. No doubt if you have ever battled with managing your weight you know that is much deeper than that.
It is important to understand what you are “hungry for” and to discover what your subconscious self sabotaging beliefs are so that you can stop battling with emotional eating.
Healthy sustainable fat loss requires that dietary and lifestyle changes be made. However if the underlying driving factors are not addressed, lasting weight loss and body composition changes may not be attainable.
Committed to supporting you in defeating Yo-Yo dieting once and for all,