CF Lindia - Weight Loss

The Psychology of weight loss....

The thing that most people do not realise about weight loss is that anybody can do it if they really put their mind to it! The defeatest attitude of a lot of overweight people is preventing them from living a happy and active lifestyle. if you believe you cant do something then inevitably you will not achieve it and the same works in reverse - if you believe you can achieve weightloss then you will.

Its all about Education...

If you know how to eat healthily and balance your diet then you will achieve the results that you are looking for. After you have admitted to yourself that you have a weight problem the next step is to learn how to combat it, get to know your daily eating habits by keeping a food diary and log all foods that you consume, you can then analyse the calorie content and even the sources of vitamins and minerals that you are getting from your daily food. There are many books and online resources to educate about how to eat more healthily, or you can even join a weight loss club and be in a group of people who have the same issues as you, this makes you feel better as you know that these peers understand what you are going through and you can encourage each other on the long road to slimming.

Exercise is the key.....

When you are losing weight I'm sure you will already realise that exercise is an important part - now this can be the thing that people dread the most. When exercise is mentioned the immediate image in people's head is of them on a treadmill, out of breath, sweating and  feeling like passing out! This does not have to be the case at all, exercise is anything from taking a walk wearing your new welly boots in the park, and maybe even splashing around in a puddle or two... to doing your household chores - anything that you do in your daily life can be classed as exercise, even if you only do a 30 min walk every day you will notice the weight loss. Household tasks such as hoovering are great for burning calories and the best thing is that you are achieving a nice clean, fresh house at the same time. Another example is that many women complain about putting on a little weight during pregnancy, by the time the baby is just months old they have dropped a few dress sizes just from all the rushing around and carrying car seats - they report that after a long hard day carrying the little one around they already feel like they have done a full body workout and so have no need for the gym!

So, in conclusion if we give people the right tools and education they can indeed lose weight, its all about mind over matter and once you have grasped that concept you will succeed in your weight loss goal.