10 Key Commitments for Losing Weight and Feeling Great.
In my last few posts I’ve been sharing with you my 5 Big Weight Loss Mistakes that you must know to Lose Weight and Feel Great, and how you can avoid them to help you attain and sustain a natural healthy weight and enjoy a healthier relationship with food, drink and your body!
Today I want to change perspective and look at this from the more positive flip side of this. So instead of focusing on the mistakes you need to avoid, I want to share with you my 10 Key Commitments for helping you to lose weight and feel great. I call these my 10 Commandments for losing weight and enjoying a healthier lifestyle.
Previously I’ve only ever shared these with my private clients. The beauty is anyone can follow these simple easy steps. The mistake people often make, is overlooking these steps for how simple they are.
Instead if you are looking to lose weight, feel great and maintain a healthy lifestyle I encourage you to follow and implement these simple steps in your life.
And use this as a reference and guideline to keep your focus and for your continued success.
Choice is king, no-one and nothing can change for you, and you’re ultimately the one who is in control.
Once you have the realisation that you are in control of what you put in your mouth, that there really are no forbidden foods and you don’t have to feel deprived of anything, then you really are empowered to lead a healthier way of life.
2. Eat only when you are physically hungry.
Often we have been conditioned or have conditioned ourselves to eat regardless of whether we are hungry or not, this may be at a certain time of day, or in response to certain events or emotions, rather than physical hunger.
Become aware of when you eat, once you stop automatic eating and only eat because of real physical hunger, you will help yourself break free of the chains of psychological hunger.
3. Eat what you want, when you want, and as much as you need, not what you think you should.
Like number 1, once you accept you can eat what you want when you want, and you’re no longer being deprived of anything you think you can’t or shouldn’t be having, it simply becomes a much easier and more natural, to eat only the things that are good for you and your body.
4. Be aware of every mouthful you eat, chew your food thoroughly, and enjoy each mouthful with great satisfaction. Remember your stomach doesn’t have teeth!
I know such a lovely image! But it’s true, proper digestion begins in the mouth and as your stomach doesn’t have teeth, it means you need to chew your food thoroughly. One of many bad habits we have in our face paced modern living is eating too quickly on the go.
Slowing down and chewing your food, helps for a number of reasons. Firstly it helps you slow down and digest your food more efficiently, but also it gives your mind and body time to communicate, giving your body time to register the food and fuel, tuning back into your body’s natural signals and allowing you to stop when you’re comfortably full.
Which often means you may find you are able to eat less but enjoy it and feel more comfortable.
5. Stop when you think you are comfortably full and satisfied, remember there is an abundance of food all around you.
Often people have conditioned themselves to eat on auto pilot, and either don’t know when to stop or don’t like wasting/leaving food (which I’ll go into in commitment 6).
Commitment number 4 helps with this, but quite simply you just need to slow down and become aware of what you’re actually eating (as opposed to just eating on auto pilot), and tune into your body’s natural signals that let you know when you need to re-fuel, and also when you are comfortable full and satisfied.
These natural signals have often been overridden and reprogrammed, by automatic unconscious eating and faddy eating habits.
Just ask yourself am I really hungry and allow yourself time to start tuning back in to listening to your body and only respond to real genuine hunger.
That’s part 1 of my 10 Commitments, go back over them and decide which ones you can implement in your life, and what positive changes you can make now to your habits and lifestyle.
Look out for part 2 when I’ll share with you the other 5 key commitments to help you lose weight and feel great.
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