We are fat.
We are unhealthy.
We are sedentary.
What's wrong with our society?
Experts blame unhealthy eating and a sedentary lifestyle. In the last several decades, we have seen a steady change in the average person's lifestyle and eating habits. Everything from housework to construction to running a corporation, has gotten physically easier.
Everything we need is right at our fingertips, either by using our cell phones or by logging on to our nearby computer.
The price we pay for that convenience is obvious; we are moving less, walking less (some people don't walk at all!), doing virtually no physical labor and sitting on our butts!
So, what's the result? Look around you, we're all fat and getting fatter by the year.
Okay, so you're sick of being overweight. What can you do to change things, to reverse the terrible trends that got you here?
Anyone who has a weight problem will confess that fast weight loss is the preferred method. However, the hands down best solution to weight loss is a permanent plan to change your lifestyle so that you eat right, exercise often, and make healthy choices.
Over 90% of weight loss is mental. Knowing that weight loss is 90% mental makes things easier with the right mindset and more importantly, the right tools.
First of all, recognize this: you didn't get fat overnight and you won't lose it overnight, either. Short of having a gastric bypass or lap-band surgery, your weight loss has to be gradual.
Natural weight loss occurs when you make small changes to your current lifestyle that pay off with big health dividends. Fad diets, although they provide immediate gratification, don't work in the long run.
Behavioral changes to ensure weight loss is permanent: we need to permanently change the way we think about diet and physical activity, and the way we behave, through intensive training on the set of skills and behaviors that research reveals to be essential for successful long-term weight control.
There are approaches to long-term behavioral modification which are more successful than others. For weight loss, hypnosis is proving to be enormously successful. Even hypnosis skeptics are coming to the conclusion that weight loss is easier and less stressful with the aid of hypnosis!
Studies have shown that the only way for overweight people to successfully lose weight and maintain that weight loss is from a dual approach: behavioral modification and sound nutrition.
Being aware of your weight does not mean that you have to be a size 2 in order to be happy, but it means finding a size that suits you and that brings your body to a state of health and balance.
High levels of body fat are closely tied to many of the diseases affecting people today. A scale can only tell you how much you weigh in total, but it never gives you any indication if the weight you've gained or lost is from water, muscle, or fat.
The lower the body fat, the more muscular your body will appear. Most people think that it is fat that makes people fat and that just by eating less dietary fat, they are on their way to weight loss. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, certains fats are absolutely necessary for good health!
Overeating carbohydrates is by far the number one dietary problem in the United States. In future articles, we will be exporing the relationship between insulin levels (which are directly tied to carbohydrate intake, not fat/protein) and obesity.
Healthful eating and regular physical activity are the real keys to maintaining a healthy weight over a lifetime. To be successful, we must change our eating and lifestyle habits that led to weight gain in the first place.
The hands-down best solution to weight loss is a permanent plan to change your lifestyle, eating habits, exercise levels and stress levels.
Hypnosis is a wonderful tool to help address all of the above areas and, best of all, it's something you don't have to do any work to achieve.
Just listen to audio hypnosis recordings daily and you will start wanting to make healthy changes.