Do you try repeatedly to lose weight, but always fail in the long term?
Do you try fad diets, extreme workout regimens, or products on the diet market only to drop the routine or have weight return?
You are not alone.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people go on crash diets only to be disappointed with their results. Researchers at UCLA have found that dieting is not only ineffective, but can often make you gain more weight that you originally had after a small loss of usually only 5-10%.
In the United States, inactivity is a serious problem. It is extremely important to know that a person does not have to run a mile every day to be fit and healthy.
Finding reasons to walk a mile by adding up daily steps, such as parking slightly further away from the mall or taking the stairs instead of the escalator, will end up burning exactly the same amount of calories.
Many people who struggle with their weight do not understand this; they see it as all or nothing. People who do not enjoy going to the gym or engaging in vigorous activity then see exercise as something beyond their reach.
Exercise is only one part of the problem, and in fact, diet is the largest component of weight loss. People who have unhealthy relationships with food can struggle to keep themselves at their ideal weight. When food is sought for comfort or pleasure more than for nutrition and sustenance, recurring issues with weight gain and body image can inevitably result.
Many people do not actually understand their own bodies caloric and macronutrient requirements so they often overeat or indulge in the wrong types of foods.
Many people actually believe certain things they eat to be ‘healthy’ without understanding the key differences between nutritional benefits and caloric intake.
These people then eat the wrong foods in the wrong amounts; often believing they are doing the right thing. They are then shocked to learn they have not lost weight but often gain extra.
When they indulge in foods they believe are ‘wrong,’ they also feel shame and self-hatred, causing a downward spiral to more binge eating and an increasingly negative relationship with food.
Does any of this sound like you? Perhaps a wellness health coach is the solution to your problems.
What can a wellness health coach offer you?
Wellness health coaches are professionals who cater to individuals who have histories of diet and fitness regimes failing. They are sought out by people of all ages who struggle to reach their weight loss, health and fitness goals.
Wellness health coaches can help you by improving your relationship with food, teaching you how to exercise in ways that you will enjoy and actually sustain, and helping you to love and respect your body overall.
The objective of any good wellness health coach is to help you be your best physical self – and stay that way.
A Wellness health coach can help you to:
- Set measurable, realistic goals for your health and fitness
- Understand why your diets and fitness plans have previously failed
- Have better relationships with food and exercise
- See yourself in a more positive light
- Learn to love your body
- Reduce stress
- Create long term healthy habits
- Exercise in ways that you enjoy
- Become stronger, leaner and happier
- Receive ongoing encouragement, motivation and support
Remember – there are no quick fixes when it comes to having a healthy body and lifestyle. Sustainability and long-term commitment are the keys to being the best you possible!