According to Google, this was No. 9 in their Top 10 ‘How to?’ searches for 2015. I guess there are two easy ways. One is buy the latest fad diet book or celebrity DVD, which should relieve you of quite a few £££s, or you could stop drinking too much liquid and let dehydration do its work – definitely not recommended though!
I understand that another search term near the top of Google’s list for 2015 was ‘How to Lose Belly Fat?’ Sadly, the human body does not lose fat selectively, i.e. from selected parts only. It loses it generally from all places at the same time.
How Realistic is the Question and How Reliable the Results?
As any readers of my blog posts will know, losing weight is neither a quick fix nor is there a silver bullet, surgical interventions such as liposuction aside.
The main thrust of my blog themes is that weight loss, leading to sustainable weight management is about a healthy lifestyle and successful weight loss starts in your own kitchen. You can read some of them here:
- How to Lose Weight Fast?
- Lose Weight Fast? Do the Maths.
- Lose Weight Fast – Diet Pills Not The Answer.
- Dieting Alone Isn’t Always a Long Term Fix.
- No Quick Fix to Being a Healthy Weight.
- Losing Weight or Massaging Figures?
- Sensible Food Choices for Weight Loss.
So What Should You Do?
So, if like me you are surveying the damage done to your waistline by the Christmas excesses and contemplating repairing that damage and more, please don’t just dive into a new diet (crash type or otherwise), or hit the gym in the hope that a few crunches, sit-ups or steps class is going to sort you out, stop and think about it for a minute.
Work out what you want to achieve, how much over what period and why. Be realistic or you’ll set yourself up for failure and disappointment.
If it will help, why not get hold of a free copy of my 4 Cornerstones of Successful Weight Loss by clicking on the image below. This guide and check-list will help you set out a strategic approach to managing your weight and significantly enhance your chances of success. You can also take advantage of a free consultation call with me.
And remember, while losing weight is largely down to you and your intention to succeed, you don’t have to do it alone, Hypnotherapy can help support you, especially if the cause of over-eating is comfort eating or a stress response. In fact there are more ways I can help, so why not take a look at the Weight Loss page on my website?
Mike Rogers, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Step2Change Hypnotherapy, Edinburgh