WHAT CAN BE SABOTAGING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS?
Working on maintaining your weight over the age of 40 can be a difficult task.
But, you don’t have to struggle, there is so much you can do to get your body to drop the fat and maintain your weight.
Are you doing some of these things?
YOU MAKE YOUR PLAN TOO HARD?
When you make your plan too hard, you can end up getting yourself stressed out in the process. You do not have to do everything all at once.
You can start by getting used to one meal at a time. Start with breakfast first and get used to eating a healthy breakfast, then move onto the next meal.
It takes time to change what is in your kitchen cupboards into more healthy options. Make a start each week by replacing a few items at a time. You may not have a blender or a spiralizer etc. Write a list of what you want to get and then tick one item off each week or each month, depending on your budget.
Get used to chopping fruit and vegetables and salad ingredients, making your meal plan for the week and making out a shopping list.
When you take things slow and build up a healthy eating habit over time, it doesn’t seem as hard or complicated.
YOU ARE DOING TOO MUCH TOO SOON
This is a bit like the question above. Don’t do too much too soon as it can be overwhelming and frustrating.
This can end in you not bothering altogether or stopping because you find it too hard and complicated.
Take your time, there is no rush and there are no rules to changing your habits into healthy ones.
YOU ARE OVERWHELMED BY WHAT FOODS TO EAT
It can be confusing choosing what foods to eat. When you do my Hormone Reset, I provide you with over 100 recipes to choose from that are all hormone friendly and help you to maintain your weight. I take out the overwhelm and you can choose the foods that you like to eat to create a lasting change.
Eating healthy does not have to be confusing and it tastes delicious. You just need to get your head around it.
YOU ARE NOT ADMITTING YOUR FEARS
What are you scared of? What is stopping you from making changes for the better and taking a step forward and making a start?
Get a journal and write out what your fears are around making changes.
Do you think it is complicated?
Do you think you can’t do it?
Do you think you don’t have time?
YOU USE FOOD AS A REWARD
We have all done this, me included!
What you need to do is work out why you are using food as a reward?
Food should be for nourishment, not as a reward.
If you want a reward for an accomplishment or something else, treat yourself to a new item of clothing or a new gadget in the kitchen or a new recipe condiment.
Also if you continually need to reward yourself, this can be a self esteem issue and you need to work on this and feel more love for yourself.
NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP
Yes sleep is a big one here and can drive your cravings and your food choices.
When you are tired, you are not going to crave a salad are you, let’s be honest here!
When you are fully rested and more relaxed, your food choices will improve.
YOU USE EXERCISE AS AN EXCUSE TO EAT MORE CAKE
Oh dear, I have also done this myself.
Foods is so important to your weight maintenance success, much more than exercise. Exercise is just a small piece that contributes to weight maintenance.
Stop this excuse right away.
Eat healthy 80% of the time and have fun foods 20% of the time. I don’t believe in deprivation, just moderation.
NOT MAKING ENOUGH TIME FOR YOURSELF
When you do not make enough time for yourself, your meal planning, shopping, meal prep will go out the window and you won’t be as organised as you want to be.
You will also be feeling more stressed out and not relaxed and focused which will end up with more fatigue and less likely to motivate you to eat healthy.
NOT MAKING TIME TO REDUCE STRESS
This is also another big one. Making time to reduce stress is critical to lasting health and wellbeing and weight maintenance.
More stress leads to more cortisol release and more fat storage.
THINK THAT IT IS TOO HARD
If you are stressed out, not sleeping well, not getting your meal prep done, your shopping list done, it can seem too hard.
If you are doing too much at once, it can seem too hard.
Take baby steps, and follow the first point above. Change a few things at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed and want to quit.
YOU THINK IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO STICK TO A HEALTHY DIET
It really isn’t impossible, honest. I don’t believe in deprivation. You can still eat fun foods and foods you like such as cake, takeaways, chocolate or crisps.
You can eat the fun foods 20% of the time. When you want to eat some cake eat a small piece instead of a large piece to satisfy needing to eat it.
As you make changes to your diet and lifestyle, it becomes a healthy habit that you can stick to for life. You honestly will not go back to your old ways. I have done it, it does work. I do now crave a salad and I can walk past the processed food in the supermarket with ease and it does not interest me to buy it.
If you eat crap, you will feel like crap.
The more you eat healthy and the better you feel each day, the more you will want to do it.
These are all excuses that you are telling yourself to justify starting to make changes. You tell yourself that you will start next week or next month or next year.
You are resisting changes and you may be feeling fear around it as well.
Why do you think you can’t do it, what are your fears? Get clear about what is behind your fears.
Is it lack of self worth or lack of trust?
Your thoughts can play a trick on you and sabotage your success.
Healthy foods does taste good.
It is not impossible to stick with.
You can still enjoy a glass of wine, some chocolate, some chips.
If you want to look good and feel good inside and out, this takes a bit of effort and time.
It does not have to be hard. You need to stop telling yourself that.
Write down in detail what is holding you back and making a start.
Thoughts become things and you can change your thoughts.
I can teach you how to love yourself and value yourself.
What is more important than you and your health?
Answer this question and then question why you should be a priority.
If not, your health can deteriorate to the point that it disrupts your life and going out enjoying yourself, activities and trips.
I really encourage you to wake up to yourself and stop being a victim and take charge of your health and life now.
I can help and support you.
I have put together my Hormone Reset based on what I have learned about women’s hormones myself on my perimenopause journey and my hormone dysregulation.
A women’s body is different to a mans because of our monthly menstrual cycle. We have estrogen phases and progesterone phases and we can use this as a tool around diet, exercise, lifestyle and mindset.
I teach you
When to rest
How to get your gut and liver healthy
How to detox your body and get toxins out of your life
What to eat for weight maintenance
How to use exercise effectively
When to use intermittent fasting
How to do carb cycling
Be more productive
And much more ……………………
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