Sunday, January 19, 2014

It Isn't Always Simple…..

    Many times people ask me "How did you do it?" I often think that this is a bit like asking one to recite a whole lecture series while standing on one foot.
     Weight loss isn't that simple, or we would all manage to have our weight under control.  We all KNOW that we need to eat less and exercise more, yet most people do not succeed long term.
   Weight loss is not just "eat this, not that", or "use your willpower".

   Weight loss involves eating less than our body is burning, so in a way we are doing something the body sees as stressful. So in order to succeed, we need to involve ALL of the things involved: our body, our emotions, and our minds. All of these must play together to have a healthy sustained loss of weight. We need to use our brains to be aware of what we need to do, we need to control and use our emotions in order to succeed. And we need to act in a way that is not too stressful on our body.  So all-in-all, it can get pretty complicated.  It is a real journey…. But a fun one as well!

1 comment:

Batya said...

So true, and keeping it off is so hard. A new challenging life.