Struggling with your weight & health? You are normal!
Are you struggling with weight loss? Guess what, most people struggle with getting to and maintaining a healthy weight. So you are not alone! In fact, the research says that approximately 70% of people, especially busy professionals and executives, are either overweight or obese.
Another shocking statistic is that it would appear that the average person who struggles with a healthy weight, diets approximately five times a year. In a lifetime, the average dieter follows 55 fad diets! However only one in three lose weight (and most don’t manage to keep it off) and just one in five felt better for their new regimes.
Another study found that disillusioned Brits are frustrated with the effect that fad dieting is having on their morale and finances. One in five often feel annoyed or confused by conflicting dieting information in newspapers, magazines and online.
Due to the above reasons, it seems that fad dieting is waning due to hopelessness and also the costs involved which are not resulting in long term weight management and good health.
Most diets are unsustainable where often after a few weeks, diets give up on their fad diet.
A better solution
It would appear that what works best is following a straightforward healthy eating and exercise lifestyle instead. However what most people struggle with is adjusting their often unhelpful thinking around food, health and weight loss.
Alpro dietitian Kate Arthur mentioned in a recent article: "To maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle we need to avoid 'quick fix' diets, which can be nutritionally inadequate and unsustainable. Taking a whole diet approach to our health with a focus on increasing the diversity of plant foods in our everyday eating patterns is a great way for anyone to start enjoying a healthy, balanced lifestyle."
So it would appear that promoting a balanced approach to healthy living without the need for extreme dieting is the way to go.
So if you're struggling with weight loss, be kind to yourself as you are not alone in the struggle! Part of the healing journey is learning to be kind to oneself. Knowing you are not alone should ease the pain and shame of struggling with health and weight.
What I feel is also necessary is the understanding, tools and skills to manage the mind, thoughts and feelings which play a key role in how we develop and stick to healthy lifestyle habits.
This is what I teach and help people who are stuck and hopeless with their weight and health. My programme provides the missing ingredients and the essential mind and behavioural skills & tools needed to manage thoughts, feelings & behaviours that most often take us off track from our health goals.
Having this missing ingredient and the essential tools then will allow you to move towards a lifetime of health, well-being & a balanced weight…forever.