Whether you are reading this as the New Year is approaching and you are making Weight Loss part of your New Year’s Resolution, or whether you are, in general, trying to control your weight… this is for you. This article is created without an expiry date in mind because, without doubt, you are not alone as weight loss is one of the goals for a huge majority of people worldwide at any point during the year.
Weight loss is a science and without the right know-how – something many struggle with for many reasons… here are some.
1.Thinking that being motivated right now will be enough to carry you through! According to the clinical psychologist Joseph Luciani – 80% of the people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions and only 8% achieve it. This is very much true for all the goals we set in life and main reasons for such low rate of success are lack of planning and setting unrealistic expectations. Simply put – the excitement at the prospect of hitting the goal one day gets better of you… and initial motivation can soon take a nose dive when reality hits.
2.Thinking that you know it all and fail to engage a support system! You have a weight management goal in mind, you read a related article about a specific hip new diet that everyone is raving about, it sounded simple enough, it also made sense, it is fresh & new and you are excited and off you go… A month down the line, if you are lucky to last that long, you realise it is not as easy, there are circumstances you have not planned for, questions specific to you that you do not have an answer for, challenges you are not equipped to deal with, you may even not have results to show for – you feel alone and you hit the wall….
3.Underestimating time it will take to achieve your goal. This is also about unrealistic expectations & lack of planning. Most people overestimate what can be achieved in a month and totally underestimate what change and progress a whole year can bring. Stop thinking short term weight loss and start thinking long term health.
4.Focusing on “weight loss” alone and ignoring or not understanding the science! Skipping meals, eating skimpy salads, counting calories, watching those scales like a hawk, making your life miserable every time scales do not show progress, etc – is a sure way to give up eventually. Your goal may be weight loss, but you will have far more success by focusing on health, developing healthy habits that give you long term health as long term weight loss will be a guaranteed side-effect.
5.Giving up when going gets tough. Old habits are indeed hard to break. But, the truth is – if change is not hard – it is not real change! Being realistic at what to expect and having a support system in place is everything when going gets tough to pull you through the challenging times.
If you see yourself in any of the above, your weight loss efforts will hit the obstacle at some point, it will leave you frustrated, without visible results and, even if some weight loss is achieved, frustration will get the better of you and, if you decide to give up at that point, you will most likely gain back what you lost, if not more.
This is disheartening and makes many lose faith and give up altogether. Until something new comes along.
And the process, in most cases, repeats itself.
This is just the fact and I am here to tell you that it is not your fault. You are only doing the best you know and the best you can.
The truth is, the game was rigged from the start.
Because, going back to the beginning – weight loss is a science!
Unless you invested time in studying it or were helped to understand how your body works, the effect of food on weight management, hormones, metabolism, etc. and were fully supported in the process – it is a losing game for majority. If it was easy – we would not have an epidemic at hand.
I am here to give you hope as there is a way to fix it all, get your weight management in control and keep your unwanted pounds forever off.
What you need is a plan you can stick to long term.
If you have not come across my story, feel free to read it.
I feel better in my mid 40s than I did in my 30s. I have now been successfully managing my weight since 2004 and it was only after I understood how our body works and with the right support and plan.
It has helped me to live healthier & happier life thanks to the energy and vitality that I feel and being healthy has influenced all other areas of my life. Because, when you feel good about yourself – life feels good too.
And it is exactly my transformation that made me excited about helping others on their journey!
When you are zapped of energy and do not feel good about yourself – it will have an effect on your happiness and the way you come up in the world – the relationship with your family, your social life, career, etc. Not because the number on the scales matters – but because how you FEEL about yourself matters.
Health is a state of mind and it starts from nourishing your body first.
So, how would you FEEL if you were the best version of you?
Don’t you think you are worth it? Don’t you feel it is time?
I am here to tell you that you CAN have the results you desire and that you are worth it!
Work with me
As someone who has helped hundreds of people in the past 15 years to become the best versions of themselves, I would like to help YOU!
The questions to ask yourself are:
- Why do I want to make the change, what am I to gain?
- Is my goal concrete and measurable?
- What is my exact plan?
- Who can support me as you work toward change?
If you are ready for the most unbelievable journey of becoming the better if not The best version of yourself, but do not have a plan and support – I have a clear plan, and support system that works and now is the time to take action that your future self will thank you!
It is time to stop winging it!
You have nothing to lose but your weight… and to keep it off for good!
Contact me to get you started!
In the mean time, here is to you and your health & wellness,