Posts Tagged ‘Weight loss’
Part of my Road to Real is working on my appearance. In 7 months, I have had a heck of a time losing any substantial weight or inches. I’ve been on a few different diets, consulted doctors and experts, hired a physical trainer, attended yoga, and have adjusted and readjusted my hormone medications.
Here’s what fascinates me. People tell me all the time that I look better. You’ve done something different, they say. But the only thing I have done that might be getting results is positive affirmations.
You may think just shedding those extra pounds would be satisfying. Sure it would be nice to fit into smaller clothes and be able to cross your legs without a great deal of pain. But the question is, "If getting rid of that excess fat was so satisfying, then why do we gain it back?"
The Following Reviews what Wanting to Lose Weight Really Means:
You revolve your life around things you think you "need" to do, like following the latest diet, counting fat grams, reading food labels, weighing food, exercising, taking pills, or even preparing for surgery. Not only do these tasks take lots of your energy, but they also steer you away from doing things that give you pleasure and you thoroughly enjoy.
After the holidays, many of us come through a period of sugar highs, feeling bloated, tighter clothes and most disturbing of all, that daily "guilt." Year after year it's the same: starting in mid-November and gaining momentum as the weeks pass by, we involve ourselves in an extremely painful relationship with food. It's the kind of relationship where we sacrifice foods we enjoy, feel guilty when we "give in," or become constantly obsessed about when, what, and how much do we get to eat next.
Over the years of working with life coaching clients and dealing with my own weight loss issues, I’ve gathered and developed several weight loss affirmations or mantras.
Here Are Some Helpful Weight Loss Affirmations to Use...
I have no use for excess weight any longer.
I prepare and eat my food with love.
Every day, I'm getting happier and healthier.
I now use food for healing myself, not hurting myself.
I no longer center my life around food.
Today, I let nothing stress me out.
You might ask, “What are weight loss affirmations anyway?” Simply, they are thoughts we think over and over about weight. It is the act of affirming a belief.
The basic idea is to repeat an affirmation or a mantra until we start believing it. Then it becomes a natural part of who we are.
Give us faster and longer lasting results.
Help us achieve our weight loss goals.
Build our confidence and self-esteem.
Helps us stay focused on our weight loss goals.
Overeating can be a vicious cycle. We start the cycle by finding a way to JUSTIFY eating more, especially carbohydrates.
Ways we JUSTIFY Eating More-
1. To relieve stress, which can come in the form of boredom, loneliness or worry.
(Example: Talking to one of your co-workers, you learn there may be more layoffs. You go to the vending machine and get a bag of chips to ease your fear.)
2. To reward ourselves.
(Example: You’ve gone weeks on your stressful weight loss diet without cheating, so you figure you deserve a little treat.)
The hCG diet is becoming so prevalent, medical professionals in day spas, naturopathic offices and clinics specializing in nothing but administering the diet are popping up as store fronts. Do you need a doctor’s supervision to follow the diet? It’s a personal choice. There are some disadvantages of ditching the doctor and choosing to go it alone.
Here are Some Disadvantages of Doing the hCG Diet Without a Doctor...
- The most important factor is that other physical problems may be preventing weight loss or contributing to weight gain and need to be addressed before starting the hCG diet. I had two challenges that needed to be adjusted before I started losing weight on the hCG diet.
Everywhere I go I encounter women doing the hCG weight loss diet. It seems to be the latest diet craze, especially here in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area.
In one of my business group coaching sessions last week, four women admitted they were on the hCG diet but not using medical supervision. That got me thinking…why would they decide not to use a doctor?
Here are Some Advantages of Doing the hCG Diet Without a Doctor...
- The obvious and probably most important factor is cost. Some of my coaching clients have paid as much as $2,000 through a naturopathic doctor. I was lucky. I paid a small fraction of that with SanTanNaturalMedicine.com
We will discuss concepts that are helpful in any weight loss program. In each session we will talk about our mindsets, how we sabotage ourselves, and ways to overcome it.
The group will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in Chandler, AZ near the 101 & Warner.
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A few months ago I searched the web for any information I could find on the hCG diet before trying it. I even read a couple of books about it. What I didn't find is much info on the mental challenges that people experience and how we cope with that.
Just like any weight loss program, I think the hCG diet has it's own set of mental challenges. What makes this diet different is the speed the weight comes off (1 to 2 pounds a day), the lack of exercise required, and the unforgiveness of the diet, if you cheat even slightly.