Smart weight loss decisions are the key to sustaining a healthy lifestyle.
Weight loss is hard right? Well, in a way- yes. But, really it shouldn't be, at least not with a little planning, and a lot of smart decisions.
As humans, we tend to know what constitutes a smart decision, and a decision that leaves a lot to be desired. When it comes to weight loss, we seem to get stuck on making less-than-ideal decisions.
So where does that leave us? Well, you could keep doing what you always do, and get the results you always do. Or, you can institute some smart decisions- choices that will improve your life for the long haul.
Let's dive right in!
Burning calories is the name of the game when it comes to sustainable weight loss, regardless of if you need to lose 1 or 100 pounds. Not a fan of the gym? Not an excuse. There are simple decisions you can make that can have a profound effect on your weight loss efforts. For example, how about walking a few extra flights of stairs on your way to the office?
Maybe you work on the 10th floor, so why not stop off at the 7th and walk the rest? You need to make deliberate decisions if weight loss is your goal. It does not come about by mere chance.
Likewise, take a stop a few blocks away from home and walk your way home. The afternoon is likely to be cooler than the morning, so the sun should not be a valid excuse.
Worried about winter? Do some activity at home. An extremely effective exercise that does not require expensive equipment is the step up. Simply remove the cushion out of your sofa and perform as many repetitions as you are comfortable with. Small changes equate to big differences.
Yes, you read correctly- no soda. No regular, and definitely- NO DIET. Soda in every form is bad, regardless of what the money-hungry manufacturers claim. Sure, diet may be free of calories, but that does not mean it is free of adverse effects.
In fact, many of the low-sugar alternatives found in diet soda can hasten your development of metabolic syndrome, which is worse than diabetes alone. Water needs to become the main beverage in your weight loss arsenal, but that does not mean it has to be bland. You are free to use coffee, tea, fruit-infused water and more - just be sure you keep an eye on the sugar content.
Love broccoli? Great! Then make it the cornerstone of your plate. Who cares how it looks? You definitely won't in a few weeks when you see your body change dramatically. The rule is to load up on your favorite veggies, as they are typically low calorie, then follow with your protein of choice (meat, frequently), and finally maybe a little sweet potato or rice. The carbs are optional of course, as restricting them altogether is the fastest way to achieve weight loss.
You know the hundreds of benefits of sleep by now, but here's one you don't think of often: reducing caloric intake. The later you stay awake, the more likely you are to snack. Unnecessary snacking, more so late at night, can spoil a hard day of work and leave you moody as an extra bonus (Ha! Really).
Fastest way to sabotage a diet plan? Hunger. Yes, when you're hungry you don't give two hoots about healthy, as long as it fills you. To compensate, make a decent amount of meals and freeze them in your favorite Tupperware. That way, when you need food, it's just a microwave session away, and your weight loss plan will remain intact.
Are you struggling with weight loss? Self-hypnosis can provide the extra motivation and determination to keep you moving in the direction of your goals, and help you escape the many food traps that can cause weight gain.
The aim of using hypnosis for weight loss is to re-educate your unconscious mind - the part that creates cravings and impulses - to give you back real choice in what you eat. You know that a real and permanent change in your weight only comes with a change in lifestyle, not through fad diets that you can't possibly keep up over the long term. My weight control hypnosis audios can help you make those changes.
Why is hypnotherapy so much more effective than just dieting alone? Because it lifts you out of a double bind, or Catch-22. On the one hand, faddy dieting and unnatural calorie restriction actually causes your body to store fat more effectively, and create cravings for high-calorie, unsatiating foods. In addition, feeling deprived on a daily basis is eventually going to drive you to bingeing and rebellion, no matter how strong your self-control. In short, hunger always wins in the end.
Break the patterns and habits of poor or over eating and take control of your hunger and weight
Taking a psychological approach with hypnosis deals with the hidden patterns behind poor eating and over-eating at the same level as they occur - deep in your unconscious mind. Check out these solutions for PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS!