There are so many reasons why you might be eating all ‘right’ foods and not loosing weight. Today I’ve written three questions for you to consider that might help you to get yourself back on track with healthy weight management.
Am I eating too fast?
I used to eat really quickly and I now know this was a major part of my weight issue. I ate quickly because I’d let myself become so hungry and then grab at any food I could find and eat it far too quickly.
When we eat quickly we often eat far more food than our bodies need for nourishment. We often don’t even taste it.
The key here is to fuel your body regularly and when you do eat remember to first stop, sit down, breathe and really chew each bite of the food you eat.
Am I eating too much?
Your stomach is the size of your fist clenched. It is much smaller than many of us think. More of New Zealand is overweight than healthy weight and this is a worldwide trend.
We simply eat more than own bodies need for fuel.
The size of the plates and bowls many of us eat from are much bigger than they need to be. The same can be said about wine glasses, ’upsizing culture’ and the general increase in serving sizes.
You can start to grow your awareness of portion sizing by purchasing smaller bowls and plates for your meals. This will provide a visual reminder about the amount of food your body really needs.
Most importantly start listening to your bodies natural inborn communication. Your body will always tell you when you are hungry and satisfied. The key is to listen and stop eating when your body feels light and satisfied.
Am I stressed?
It is difficult to have a slim healthy body when you feel stressed all the time. If you are stressing about your body, food and weight loss try adopting a problem solving mentality and find out what is really causing the issue.
If you are constantly bloated or feeling tired try getting an allergy test done by your local naturopath or holistic health specialist. Another option is to start a food journal and notice how particular foods make you feel. Foods can create moods. Eliminate or minimize foods that don’t best serve your body.
If you are stressing about work, finances or relationships reach out and get some help. Holding onto stress will not help you to release excess weight and toxins from your body. Find out what is really worrying you, journal about it. Choose a life of less worry and stress.
Weight loss coaching might help
In my weight loss coaching sessions we use half the time talking about nutrition, weight loss tools and your weekly food journal.
The rest of the session is used talking about the other stressors (social, physical, psychological, environmental and economic) in your life. This is where we find the thought patterns, behaviors and habits that got you to overweight or unhealthy in the first place and keep you from lasting health and well being.
There are many great weight loss coaches. If you have any questions about weight loss coaching and how I might be able to help you with your health and wellbeing journey you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d love to email or skype answer your questions.