- Going On a “Diet” Often Leads to Weight Regain.
- Overweight Mum, Overweight Kids?
- Tips for Healthy Eating Throughout the “Silly Season”
- Almonds – a great source of vitamin E.
- Protein Emerging as an Important Bone Health Factor.
- Be Inspired - Feel Fabulous!
- To Drink or Not To Drink?
- Diets with High Glycemic Index May Increase Breast Cancer Risk.
- What to do when your weight loss stalls?
- Low Carb Versus Low Fat.
- Hunger & Cravings…
- A High Protein Diet Can Boost Bone Health.
- Empower Your Body to Empower Your Mind.
- It’s Not Just What You Eat, But When.
- One Simple Step to Combat Emotional Eating.
- The Evolutionary Long-Jump – So What Should We Really Be Eating?
- Researchers say low-carbohydrate diets more effective in weight management.
- People who eat breakfast are significantly less likely to be obese and diabetic than those who don't
- Why Low Fat Diets Fail.
- Is “Diet” a Dirty Word?
- Atkins Diet May Cut Risk of Heart Disease
- More Studies Endorse the Low Carb Diet.
- What is the Glycemic Index?
- The Importance of Exercise.
- Scientific Review - Novel Treatments for Obesity.
- Mental Attitude to Weight Loss
- Diet and the development of the insulin resistance syndrome.
- Insulin and your health
- Weight gain - Can we blame it on genetics?
- Breakfast and Weight Loss - Is it really important?
- Metabolism - Get your motor running!
- Dietary fibre - Are you getting enough?
- 97% fat free often means packed with sugar.
- The "Low Fat" Message - Marketing propaganda or a healthy lifestyle choice?
- Can low carbohydrate actually lower cholesterol?
- The Psychology of Eating.
- Organisation - The key to successful weight loss.
- Self Image
- Body image - Who wants to look like Elle McPherson anyway?
- The role of the media in weight loss.
- Diabetes - Are you eating your way to an uncertain future?
Mental Attitude to Weight Loss
There are almost as many reasons for people wanting to lose weight as there are carbohydrates in a standard loaf of bread! They may wish to improve their physical appearance, to improve self-esteem, to conquer a food addiction, to improve their overall health, to overcome depression …the list is endless.
What is driving you?
What outcomes are you aiming for?
If you are following a diet you may sometimes feel like giving in. When you are feeling down, focus on the whole reason that you are making this positive step in your life. Focus on the pleasure that reaching your goal will give you.
One of the best ways to keep yourself focused is to write down your goals on a piece of paper that you can keep referring back to. Keep it in your wallet or purse, stick it on the fridge or bathroom mirror – anywhere you feel comfortable keeping it. Refer to this often so that you constantly remind yourself why you are doing this in the first place.
Take a piece of paper and write down what has motivated you to start this new way of eating. Be specific and think of all the reasons you are doing it.
Don’t just write “to lose 20 kilos”. Write down why you want to lose the weight, and the positive things that losing that weight will bring to your life. It is these thoughts that will keep you motivated to succeed.