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How to Burn More Fat to Lose Weight

Apr 19 2016 by Step2Change.

A Healthy Breakfast

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

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Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss, Does it Work?

Feb 22 2016 by Step2Change.

Slimmers success

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

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Weight Loss Affirmations – Can They Help?

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.

Align Them to Your Goal.

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

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Goal Setting For Weight Loss

Jan 18 2016 by Step2Change.

Picture of a Goal

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

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How to Lose 10 pounds in a Week?

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.

How Realistic is the Question and How Reliable the Results?

As any re

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Eat Fat to Lose Fat?

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.

Plate of Fat Pork

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

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Is Comfort Eating Sabotaging Your Diet? 3 Tips to Counter It.

Nov 17 2015 by Step2Change.

Guilty woman raiding fridge

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

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Losing Weight or Massaging Figures?

Nov 09 2015 by Step2Change.

Large Lady Trying on Dress

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.

Interestingly,

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Breakfast Like a King to Lose Weight?

Nov 02 2015 by Step2Change.

King's Crown

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

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Sensible Food Choices for Weight Loss

Oct 26 2015 by Step2Change.

Bowl of Healthy Food

As we become increasingly time poor there is growing temptation, or even pressure turning us to ready meals. These are very attractively packaged, may promise low fat, low salt and exotic ingredients. A major problem with them is that we have little or no control over the contents and how they were originally prepared.

I realise that it can be a faff buying raw ingredients and cooking them, not least because this also suggests that we have planned the m

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