Being over weight - what does that really mean?
Apart from the obvious physical signs like squeezing into clothes, BMI,s shopping for the next size up ( hate that), being breathless, it’s what’s going on inside your body that can be the big problem.
Visceral fats around your organs are more toxic than subcutaneous fat which is found underneath the skin. Carrying excess weight can lead to tiredness, irritability, low self esteem and low self confidence which can instigate depression and anxiety issues. Physical problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, joint strain and heart disease are all directly linked to being over weight. Contributors to weight gain are leading a sedentary lifestyle, eating high fat processed foods, a low fibre diet, drinking too many high calorie beverages such as alcohol and fizzy pop, emotional issues, food cravings or even your type of job.
Getting to the root of why you over eat, or are putting on the pounds is crucial to the healing process - you must find out what’s really bugging you. For example some diabetics want to eat more after a meal, some people literally can not feel full after a meal, a visit to the Doc really does not hurt.They want to help.
If your determined to fight this one yourself you have to be patient. It probably took a while to gain weight so it's fair to say it should take a while to come off. So what, your going in the right direction.
To break a cycle that you have been doing for years is daunting. Leaving your comfort zone is challenging. To break habit,s and start a new regime can take, on average around 21 days, which really is not that long. This is the "changing period" and it can be difficult and challenging as you’re used to reaching for comfort, familiar “habit” foods.
You must now go in to battle, take it personally that your friend called food has been disloyal to you in the past. Time to take control. So Be organized and prepared when shopping for food ingredients. keep to your list and plan meal preparation. Never go shopping before a meal, always go after you have eaten. Saves calories and loads of money.
Build a realistic plan. What you’re going to eat and when you’re going to exercise. Do not eat after 6.30 pm, and preferably have regular smaller munches throughout the day. As you shift into healthier patterns you will feel empowered, energized and in control. This is a time where focus and commitment is vital.This is your body and the way it’s looked after is entirely your responsibility. You know how you would like to look and feel- visualise. Being fitter and getting enough exercise is extremely important and directly linked to having a healthy body and mind. Eating well balanced meals that include complex carbohydrates, quality protein and high fibre makes getting fit and healthy easier. Stocking the body with plenty of good fuel foods, snacks and drinks will provide the energy and endurance to keep fit and active and more importantly healthier and happier.
Natural weight loss supplements may be of benefit to help shift unwanted pounds whilst embarking on a healthy food and fitness regime. Certain supplements like Acai Berry, Green Tea Extract and Guarana may help increase energy levels and improve stamina. A quality Vitamin B Complex may help with stress levels and Flaxseed Oil provides Omega 3 , great for reducing aches, pains and body inflammation. There are plenty of great healthy foods, super-foods and supplements to help support the quest for fitter you.