Weight Loss and Weight Management
You may have tried a variety of diets and found your weight yo-yoing as you lose a few pounds or even a stone or two, and then put it back on again. If you are struggling to lose weight and keep yourself at a healthy weight, then it may be time to ask yourself “what is being overweight doing for me?”
It is not simply a question of calorie counting. Good nutrition is more than just minimising calories, and weight loss involves so much more. At the most basic level, weight loss requires exercise, a healthy diet and very often a reduction in portion size.
You may find that making changes to your diet is enough: if your diet is lacking essential nutrients your body will keep demanding food in an attempt to get the nutrients it needs. Once your body starts to get the nutrients it needs it won’t keep demanding food. So it may be that you just need some guidance to help you identify the foods you need. If I think that you need more specialist nutritional support, I will refer you to the clinic’s nutritionist, Helen Olphin.
You may also need support to start taking regular exercise. In a coaching session, we would explore what is holding you back, and enable you to make some shifts and adjustments so that you can incorporate exercise into your routine.
When healthy eating and exercise are not enough…
For some people healthy eating and exercise are not enough. For these people being overweight gives them something they don’t get being slim. If this is the case for you, coaching will allow you to explore what that might be in a safe environment. Once you have identified what your weight means to you, you will find it easier to make the changes in your life that will enable you to lose weight and live the healthy life you desire.