Have you noticed how many advertisements there are on the TV concerning weight loss?
From my many years experience and also from listening to others, nearly all of these diets work in one way or another, weather healthy or not. We hear about how much weight you can lose in a particular amount of time and this is great because this is what we want. It then leads us to ask ‘So what is going wrong? Why do we have to forever be on a diet?’
I have probably been on as many diets as you and the culmination of all of them lead me to being at my heaviest 25st 6lbs. It was about 14 years ago that I started to make the changes in my life that lead me to where I am today, 10 stone lighter and a whole lot more knowledgeable. I still have weight to lose, but for me now, it is not an issue as it is coming off slowly and I know I will do it.
The great ‘Ah ha’ moment in my life was realising that it is the reduction of calories and the increase of exercise that physically allow the body to decrease in size. But – and for those who know me, I do not use that word lightly – it is the mind that is the main influence over what you eat and if you exercise. I know this for a fact and although I do not have the problem now I hear many people on a daily basis saying exactly the same things that I used to say.
I know that when you start any diet you are very motivated, so keeping to what you are told to eat and maybe do the suggested exercise is really easy. Then after a while, and this can be days or weeks, you wake up and realise that something has changed. It is like something has flicked over in your mind while you are sleeping, I call it the ‘switch in my brain’, and from then on it feels like you are on your own and it is hard to keep motivated. The purpose and importance of why you are trying to lose weight fades making those high calorie foods so tempting. It doesn’t matter if you try to start the diet again or start a new one, until that switch has flicked itself back again, it feels like a hard slog.
The PINNACLE of Weight Loss Programmes is a programme that teaches you processes to help you to help your mind with dieting. It will work with any diet, for any age and with any condition. Instead of focusing on the food and exercise part of losing weight, we focus on what you think, say(to yourself) and feel. By changing what you think, what you say and how you feel we will change the need for you to eat unnecessarily.
The first Seminar is on January 14th at 7.30-9pm in Harlow. If you want more information and register for the seminar go to: www.barbarajharvey.co.uk At the Seminar you will learn about the different aspects that will be covered at the Workshops. You will also hear about the support systems that are in place.
It would be so lovely to see you there but if that is not possible, drop me a line if you have any questions.