May 01 2018 by Step2Change.
So often I hear or read comments from people who just can’t seem to keep their initial motivation for losing weight going, become disheartened and give up, only to start again from the beginning.
Losing weight does not have to be an ‘all or nothing full on assault.’ It’s often more about taking baby steps, learning to master one aspect at a time and building on small successes. Like the Japa
Apr 19 2016 by Step2Change.
The other day, one of my clients was asking me how she could burn more fat to lose weight. We both knew that eating more healthily without snacking and being more active were important, but she wondered if there is a way to increase the rate at which she could burn off fat.
Most people now know that our bodies use sugars for energy and that what our bodies don’t need for energy at the time of eating is stored as fat. This is our reserve for when we need energy but there is no
Feb 22 2016 by Step2Change.
That is a question that must be asked by so many people, especially those who have “tried every diet” and who in desperation or frustration are turning to other forms of therapy, whether it is acupuncture, emotional freedom technique or another of the growing number of alternative therapies available.
As an Edinburgh based Hypnotherapist I’m obviously biased and wo
Jan 25 2016 by Step2Change.
Can weight loss affirmations help with weight loss? Yes they can in as much as they can keep you focused on your goal of losing weight. But there are some important things you have to bear in mind and put into practise when making them up and using them. So, following the basic rules below can increase your likelihood of success.
It may seem silly or obvious, but this is important. First, make sure it is your goal and not somebody else’s. You have to want to do it. You have to be prepared to make the changes necessary for losing weight. Just repeating a few affirmations on their own is unlikely to achieve much. See my p
Jan 18 2016 by Step2Change.
Setting goals for weight loss is much the same as setting goals for anything else, the process is the same. However, it’s a sad fact that people spend more time planning for their holidays than they do for their lives, and that includes losing weight.
After all, as with any journey, and successful weight loss is a journey, if you only have a vague idea of where you want to go, how can you plan your route and equip yourself for it? So, to be of help, this blog post will take you thro
Dec 30 2015 by Step2Change.
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.
As any re
Nov 26 2015 by Step2Change.
I don’t mean that you should dive into a tub of lard, but be wary of ‘low fat diets.
According to the latest research coming out of Harvard Medical School, low-fat diets do not seem to work for long term weight management and they recommend higher fat, lower carbohydrate diets instead.
The researchers seem to have done a pretty thorough job of it, in that they analysed 53 diet studies that covered more than 68,000 participants (no do
Nov 17 2015 by Step2Change.
Do you have a largely well balanced diet, but fall down when it comes to comfort eating. You know the sort of thing; you’re watching TV so snack on crisps, or sweets, you have a cup of tea or coffee and out come the chocolate biscuits or a piece of cake.
The ways we find to absorb empty calories are limited only by our imagination. But if you want to get a handle on comfort eating or ‘grazing’, there are a few thing
Nov 09 2015 by Step2Change.
Are you really losing weight or is your dress size telling fibs?
Back in October, I posed the question “Do You Really Want to Lose Weight?” in which I discussed the fact that sometimes it is not about weight loss, but body image and how we feel about ourselves that is important, not whether we fit society’s norms.
Nov 02 2015 by Step2Change.
Well maybe not on its own but there is a lot in the old saying “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dine like a pauper.”
Funnily enough, it’s only in Hollywood that the kings with their nobles and court ate their feasts at night in front of roaring log fires. In reality, they ate these in the mornings while the castle was warmed by the kitchens and cooking. Evening meals were the scraps eaten huddled in front of a fire in a cold and d