Weightloss , lifestyle change

Before I start I want to make clear here I am pro-body positive but not pro-unhealthy, so while yes we should love our bodies and all our shapes sizes and quirks, overweight by a significant amount is unhealthy, diabetes can occur, high cholesterol and so on , this is poor health and can also have an extremely negative affect on our mental health which has then a psychological knock on effect to make healthy changes  to our lifestyle Just like being underweight, this is also unhealthy as our organs can close down being underweight , breathing problems gastro issue same as being overweight, so promoting overly weight bodies and underweight bodies is incidentally promoting poor health. Its about balance. And being healthy -not just the way you actually  look , with that said people who have a healthy physical look in mind often are the ones who make the changes and get results

So, after the poll I ran, number one was overindulgence in food, or overindulgence in unhealthy  food, resulting in weight gain, some cases excessive weight gain

During this crazy covid year many of us who have even always had some balance and equilibrium seem to have developed some bad habits.

Not always food related either (another article on this soon)

I will cover here some tips tricks to get you back on track with healthy eating later but we need to look inwards to our personal blocks.

Some of my physical clients often come to see me for weightloss coaching and share with me their injury, or reason they cant exercise or lose weight. A popular one is Underactive thyroid, whilst I see injuries, illness, disorders etc as reasons to make losing weight much more difficult, I also see them as barriers, the barriers you have created yourself. Example Hedley court, is a rehab fitness centre for amputees, actual amputees still doing strenuous exercise. Underactive thyroid  there is many people who have underactive thyroid who are healthy or slim, here are a few famous ones: Gina Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Gail Devers (Olympic participant ) to name a few, these people are living examples of you can still have underactive thyroid and be healthy, lose weight and so on

How much do you want that healthy body? How much do you want to feel amazing ?

When I lived in Dubai I was lucky enough to have a gym in my home, my alarm would go off at 4am to train before my eldest daughter (then 2 years old) would wake up. Why? Because I wanted it so much, having combatted eating disorder I had managed to change my state to wanting healthy body- I  wanted a healthy body, and I will be honest  I also wanted body definition. I had my personal goals and I was on a mission to achieve and maintain,  if you followed me on my popular sparklefairy Instagram some of you will remember my journey. My drive was my determination of wanting it so much.

You have to want it so much.

Have you got that drive?  -To then take action and make the changes to your lifestyle. There are heaps of worksheets available online to help with reasons for being healthy or losing weight, and tick boxes, worth doing a few of these.

Before starting exercise for the first time get checked with your doctor.

Aside from the psychological blocks we do have to admit sometimes we just like food! So there is some things above to reflect on, maybe stating the obvious to most and it just be a reminder.

Where to start with the food thing .

After all most of us have highlighted during lockdown we are over indulging,  constantly eating junk food, sugar , processed food even takeaway.

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Hope that helps, like anything, healing, study, and so on you have to IMPLEMENT IT, we can read all day and know what we have to do but its making the physical changes proactively that will get you the results.