How can I LOOK GOOD?
Iwas recently asked by a good friend ‘I’ve tried every diet available to keep my weight down. I seem to reach my target but always struggle to keep it off?’ This is a common problem I hear from ladies (and men) and we are continually bombarded with new diets week in, week out, some work, some don’t…and our eating habits have become a major issue to our health and looks.
TWO out of three Australian adults and one in four children are now overweight or obese according to the latest check up on the nation’s health. We are giving up smoking and are drinking less but the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Health Survey shows we’re eating more. The number of overweight Australians had risen by 2 million in 2011-12 when compared to the last report in 2007-08. The stats show 56% of women are weighing in too heavy while the males have the biggest problem with more than 70 per cent.
I would like you to cast your mind back to December 31st and how many of you made a New Year resolution? Now, how many of you actually achieved your target? ….statistics say ‘very few!
So, why don’t New Year resolutions and other promises we make to ourselves succeed?
Read any survey and you will find weight-loss and more exercise appear within the top 3 of New Years Resolutions. Others include stop smoking, cutting back on alcohol and improving relationships.
But the question is ‘why do we make resolutions in the first place?’
Typically the end of the year is a time for reflection of the previous 12 months with most of the focus falling upon bad habits and how miraculously the 1st of January will be the beginning of the ‘new you’. Invariably, by the 9th January it’s back to your old ways. So, are there any tips on how to stick to your change of lifestyle, whether it is January or any other time of year?
The first thing you need to do is realize they ARE worth the effort. Major lifestyle changes do work, but have to be approached the right way. Your resolutions need to be targeted like ‘I want to lose exactly five kilos’, and then you need a realistic and manageable plan that’s very specific like, “I’m going to exercise 15 minutes a day OR I’m going to cut out fatty foods”. It’s well documented that it takes 21 days to change a habit. Most people give up after the first week. You need to understand that you can never just give up a bad habit – you must replace it. For example, that 15 minutes you spend lazing around on the couch needs to be replaced by the 15 minutes exercise. When the habit of opening the bar fridge for a beer or wine kicks in, you must learn to open the main fridge and reach for a healthy juice instead.
What about weight-loss? Do dietswork?
Diets come and diets go and you may find you reach your goal only to fall back into your old regime.
Yo-yo dieting can have extreme emotional and physical ramifications due to the stress that the body is under to lose weight quickly. In this process, the dieter is initially successful but is unsuccessful in maintaining the loss long-term and begins to gain the weight back. The dieter then seeks to lose the regained weight, and the cycle begins again.
The instant gratification of losing the weight eventually gives way to old eating habits that cause weight gain and emotional distress. So you are back on the rollercoaster with another diet bringing on the weight-cycle.
There are three different types of eaters: An emotional eater, will believe they have a black hole inside that needs to be filled with food, which doesn’t work. A sensory eater will react to adverts or any kind of visual stimulation and that’s it, they want to eat. And there are habitual eaters who might eat a sugary cake for lunch, and have dinner late at night with an alcoholic beverage. Because it is habitual the weight piles on.
So you have to customize your diet accordingly.
Make sure your change of diet is one you can stick with, and forget crash diets or fads that are unrealistic to maintain with your lifestyle. Reconsider the whole notion of dieting as a temporary fix. Think of what you’re doing as a permanent lifestyle shift: Tell yourself “This is how I eat now.”
Let’s remember it is the brain, which picks up the hunger pangs and sends out signals to eat but as with everything in life if your thinking is unclear and muddled it is so easy to continue with bad eating habits.
So what if you could re-train your brain to ensure you avoid fattening foods and sugar loaded drinks. Just imagine your brain is a computer and you are re-programmed to choose healthy, slimming options all of the time. By coaching the mind to think differently your cravings abate and your weight-management issues become simple as you shed the kilos, feel more energetic and most important of all it becomes ‘auto-pilot’ so you never fall off the wagon again.
Well, the Team at LookGood IQ have revolutionized how thousands of people have been able to break their bad eating habits and use the power of their subconscious mind to get their life back and a body they have desired to have for years. Using Dr Jason Gregg’s ISM techniques the 4-week mp3 audio program teaches you how to relax, de-stress and use guided-imagery to change the way your brain reacts when presented with fatty, unhealthy options.
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