I noticed in the papers recently a picture of Adele having lost a significant amount of weight. First, let me say that the ideal weight is an individual thing and I do not criticise or judge anyone for the weight they choose to be. However, I am sure that Adele is feeling better because of the health benefits she will be experiencing. I congratulate Adele because it takes hard work, determination, and a commitment to self-care, to lose weight and I genuinely hope she can maintain her new weight.
And there is the crunch – for many of us who lose weight, keeping weight off is the biggest challenge. That’s why dieting doesn’t work. To clarify that statement, diets do not work in the long term. Many of us experience weight loss which is followed by weight gain. It might be 3 months later or 6 months later, but for many of us something happens to send us running back to our old eating habits. Sounds familiar? I too have been in that camp many times, until I understood what really needed to change in order to keep weight off. I believe it takes four things and eating the right foods is only one of those.
It takes self-care and self-love.
It takes a long-term change in our approach to food.
It takes the ability to listen to what our bodies are telling us.
Poor eating habits can often mask other issues that we have. We use food as a comfort blanket during difficult times, from serious stress down to the stress of boredom or tiredness. Dealing with the root problem of anxiety, boredom or whatever it is that makes you turn to food for support is THE long-term fix for maintaining healthy eating.
Understanding the role that food plays for us in our lives vitally important. How we can use it to our advantage or disadvantage and what is really going on with our self-esteem.
Did you know that it can take 9 months to change a long-term habit? Our poor eating habits are usually long-term habits. So, changing them takes commitment. This is one of the reasons why diets don’t work in the long term. It is so easy to think that we can adopt new healthy eating habits over a couple of weeks. The truth is, it takes a lot longer.
Our bodies are our best friends. Say hello to your new best friend. A best friend only wants the best for you, to help you and support you. Our body wants the very best for us. We are built to keep ourselves as healthy as possible. Let’s face it, our bodies are amazing – they self-heal when we cut ourselves and they rebalance the sugar in our bodies to protect our organs. Our bodies tell us when we are full and how much to eat. Many of us have forgotten how to listen to our bodies and have become used to the supersizing of portions. Bigger plates, bigger glasses, bigger portion size. But our poor bodies can still only deal with so much. Our bodies will seek out the nutrients in the food we eat and let us know when we have had enough. But some of us have forgotten how to listen to that.
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