The BIG NEWS. You do not need to join a weight loss club
Statistics tell us that people who sign up to diet clubs do lose weight. The gutting fact is that their weight loss is often short lived.
An even more depressing fact
Within three years of ditching the diet, 97% people weigh more than they did before they started. Why is this? They have tried to save calories. Well, the answer is surprisingly simple.
Traditional dieting means once the calorie counting is over – it’s back to square one. Dieting can become a yo-yo process.
A diet means counting calories or counting points. It always means counting the hard-earned cash you are forking out.
Counting calories totally misses the need to change your thinking about eating.
The take home message
When you change your thinking about eating everything changes for the GOOD! The cyclical yo-yo approach ends.
When you change your eating habits, staying slim becomes a piece of cake? It is easy to do.
People come to Christine Tizzard Psychology to lose weight for many reasons. Medical issues or to feel better are just two examples.
We don’t arm clients with diet sheets, regimes or fat free fryers. The truth is, weight loss is about changing your relationship with food rather than just cutting calories.
We use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to reduce weight. As the New Year approaches, here are a few of our best and simple tips for lasting and natural weight loss.
Top tips that work
- Always sit down to eat. Save 350 calories
Can you estimate how many extra calories you eat while preparing, serving or clearing away food?
How many calories in that slice of pizza and half bowl of ice cream you ate while clearing the kid’s plates. approx.
2. Focus on eating. Save 300 calories
Put away the smartphone while you eat.Distracted eating stops you from tasting food properly or recognising when you are full.
How often do you need another chicken tikka sandwich because you are still hungry?
3. Use a slightly smaller plate. Save 300 calories or more
It’s a bit of a psychological trick. A slightly smaller plate saves calories. You won’t even notice.
4. Set regular mealtimes spaced evenly
Meals spaced 4 – 6 hours apart is a good interval guide. Whether it is 4 or 6 depends on your own tummy clock.
5. Think why you are eating. Is your craving mood based? Save 200 – 800 calories
Can you work out what is wrong? Try sticking ‘post it’ notes on the biscuit tin. Am I sad? Am I bored?or Am I fed up? Eating 5 Jaffa cakes between meals adds about 200 calories.
6. Drink more water
Many of us believe we are hungry when we are actually thirsty.
These simple tips when paired with sensible food choices will reduce the pounds easily and keep them off.
Written by CTP