There are hundreds of weight loss strategies and diets out there for us, all of which claim to be the one that finally works. Sadly, most of them are simply fads, so where do you turn for real success? Well, look no further, as these techniques are tried and tested!
We often eat too much because we do so out of habit and compulsion. It’s very simple, but hitting pause before you eat is an incredible way of losing weight by moderating your food intake. Before you dish up your second helping of dinner, or reach for that afternoon snack, stop yourself and take a moment to think about it. Think about whether you just want a little extra, or really need it. Are you really hungry? Or are you just thirsty or eating out of boredom? Take a minute to make an informed decision, and you will most likely say no to food a lot more often than previously, making it an effortless way to start reducing food intake and losing weight in a healthy way.
- Eating Slowly
When we eat, we are often in a rush. Perhaps you’re eating on the go, at your desk at work, or just eager to move on to the next task at home. Either way we only tend to take around 10 minutes to polish off a meal. The problem with this is our brain can’t keep up. It can take up to 20 minutes for our body to realise when we are actually full, and we overeat before we reach this point. Take breaks between mouthfuls, and savour each bite. Enjoy your food and allow your body to digest it.
- Drinking Plenty
A lot of the times we feel hungry, in reality, we are actually just dehydrated. If you want to successfully lose weight, make sure you never go thirsty. Drink plenty of water, especially before meals to prevent yourself from overeating.
- Identifying the Root Cause
Weight loss strategies often fail because they make drastic, sudden changes to our lifestyle and eating habits, which are simply unsustainable over time. They override our current habits and disappear shortly after. Our eating habits develop over our entire lives and can be incredibly tough to crack. To really lose weight, successfully and permanently, you need to identify and address your bad eating habits and make permanent change. Whether you do this alone, through hypnotherapy or seek the help of a weight loss counsellor is up to you, but you need to work from the root, rather than the surface of restricting what you eat day to day.
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