So many people out there are having difficulties with their weight, in fact more and more people are becoming overweight and plenty are on a losing battle to reduce the weight they have gained for a couple of reason.
Firstly, some people are emotional eaters; these people are gaining something from eating regardless of their emotional reasons for eating (comfort, reward, stress release etc.)
Secondly, some are just simply over eating; by having 1 mouthful extra per meal is enough to make a big gain over the course of a year. I have added my “Fuel Tank Analogy” to help you understand what I mean.
Fuel Tank Analogy
Food is fuel like petrol is for a car, a car uses what it needs, now imagine if a car had an elasticated fuel tank, we would fill up the tank and the car would use what it needs with the reserves being kept back, you then refill what you initially put in the car and possibly a little extra and so on, the fuel tank keeps expanding at the same time as using what it needs.
This is a classic trait for overeaters, just one mouthful extra per meal per day than what we require is enough to put on weight over time.
1 extra mouthful per meal = 1 unneeded mouthful x by 3 meals per day = 3 unneeded mouthfuls per day, if you do this everyday every year then that’s 3 x 365 = 1095 of unrequired mouthfuls per year which is a lot of meals extra per year than your body requires and so I would encourage people to leave a little something on their plate each meal time.
The most important thing to remember is that you should NOT expect to lose lots of weight quickly, no one gains 2 Stone over night and should not expect to lose 2 Stone over night. A healthy and steady pace of about 1LB-2LB per week is good to aim for. If however, you lose a little more then fantastic, if you lose a little less, that’s also just as good, a loss is still a loss and therefore you are succeeding in achieving your goal. Forward is the right direction and a small loss is still moving forward.
Successful weight loss is about getting your body back to its natural way of eating by returning back to nature and to eat how we were designed to eat.
Speaking of nature this is a great place to start; there are no overweight animals in nature, FACT! An elephant is the right size for an elephant and an ant is the right size for an ant and the reasons why there are no over weight animals is because of the eating habits they have and this is exactly what I teach my clients.
There will be times when you will “fall off the wagon” but I want to reassure you that it is ok, you are human after all. The key point is not to beat yourself up but to accept what has happened and then to go back to the points I have set out in this course.