|Recently I was reduced to wearing tracksuits. Was this
because I was on a health kick? Or because I was
lounging around? No, it was because they have
elasticated waists and they are the only clothes I could fit
Every fat person who wants to lose weight has a moment
when they decide enough is enough and they go on a
diet. If you are like me that moment happens fairly
frequently, perhaps once every 2 or 3 months. The chain
of events following that moment are as follows: life
changing event - decide to diet, stock up on low calorie,
low fat, tasteless foods, diet fails - heap the pounds on.
This chain of events is one that most yo-yo dieters will
recognise. Every time we diet we lose weight and then
put more on. Why is this?
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|It is simple really. When us fatties go on a diet we assume it is only temporary.
Therefore we change our eating habits but only for a while. We keep reassuring
our subconscious that this change of diet is not forever and soon we can go back
to eating the foods that we love as opposed to the foods that the diet book says
we should love. When we have had enough of the foods that we dislike so much
we go back to our usual diet but we eat more to make up for the weeks (or days)
we weren’t able to eat normally.
It is for this reason that diets don’t work. If you follow naturally slim people you
will see that they very rarely watch what they eat and they certainly don’t count
calories. The trick really isn’t what you eat but how much of it. Fat people are
doomed whichever way you look at it. Because we have over eaten in the past
our stomachs hold more food and therefore our appetite is bigger. What suffices
Kate Moss isn’t even going to touch the sides where I am concerned. If we
reduce what we eat our metabolic rate decreases and our bodies prepare us for
Over the years I have tried many diets and other methods to lose weight. The
result of all these methods is that I reached the heaviest weight I have ever been.
A summary of some of the methods is below.
Atkins Diet – great weight loss initially. Bad breath a massive side effect.
Repetitious meals meant interest was lost after a month.
Rosemary Conley – just a normal diet for lettuce lovers. Keep fit video got on my
nerves because that cheesy grin doesn’t leave her face.
Weightwatchers – points system makes sense but is difficult to follow and takes
time to record.
Appetite Suppressants – I don’t eat because I am hungry, I eat because I am
happy, sad, content, depressed and stressed. No help whatsoever, but cost an
awful lot of money to find out.
GI diet – too much green stuff for my liking.
Blood Type diet – whoever heard such rubbish?
And there have been many more.
I have recently discovered the way to lose weight and keep it off. Get ready for a
ground-breaking revelation... EAT LESS AND EXERCISE MORE! Not what you
wanted to hear? I didn’t either, but read on and hear me out.
There are many reasons why we over eat. My triggers were my emotions. I ate
whenever an emotion kicked in, like sadness, happiness, depression, stress and
many others. I was miserable because I over ate so I ate some more. I was
stressed that none of my clothes fitted so I ate some more. We react this way
because we have programmed our minds to think this way. The only way out of
this cycle is to reprogramme our minds.
I have recently discovered Paul Mckenna the leading hypnotist. His dvd about
slimming reprogrammes your mind to help you control your eating pattern. He
advises you of some basic rules and reiterates them throughout the dvd,
enforcing them into your subconscious. In a nutshell he advises you to; eat
when you are hungry, stop when you are full, eat what you like, cook fresh
produce where you can and exercise more. The ‘eat what you like’ bit was what
did it for me. Through his programme I now recognise the signs that I am full,
whereas before I just happily munched my way through the next bag of family
size sweets and reached for the indigestion tablets. I now find myself walking to
the local shops rather than driving and I try to find foods that are fresh rather
than mass produced in a factory in China.
The results have been excellent. I still have a few stone to go but I really don’t
feel that I am on a diet. I eat what I like, when I like and therefore boredom
doesn’t kick in. As the weight drops off I have found that I have more energy
and am able to do more exercise. This has to be the longest and most successful
‘diet’ I have ever been on.
Stop looking for the miracle weight loss diet or the next big diet pill
breakthrough, you are just wasting time. Treat yourself, get into hypnosis and
break the yo-yo diet habit.
My tracksuits are available on eBay if you want them.
Lisa Mills is a freelance writer and is available to write articles for you. Email her
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