Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Wondering why its so difficult to lose those last 5 pounds?

Those last 5 pounds
Wondering why its so difficult to lose those last 5 pounds?
Research (Pennington Biomedical Research Centre) suggests that every woman’s body is designed to be a certain weight, and getting it lower than that and keeping it there (because you want to) is incredibly difficult.
Please just pause and wonder why you want to weigh a certain amount?  Now, I am not saying for one moment that it is healthy or right to be obese (or overweight) but stressing over a few pounds here and there is not necessarily helpful.
Instead of fretting over those few odd pounds consider the signs that your body is in a healthy place:
  • Your weight remains about the same.  We all fluctuate a bit but if you are at a  reasonable weight for your height – that is where your body will naturally stay
  • When your weight is in a good range then your energy levels will be great – if you are fuelling your body adequately with healthy foods then your body will work well
  • You eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full – eating for reasons other than hunger is not going to help you to maintain a healthy weight
  • You exercise because its fun and you enjoy pushing yourself, not because you are full of guilt if you don’t
  • You are fit and healthy – your blood pressure is in the normal range  and you feel well 
  • You enjoy a food treat now and again without being wracked with guilt .

So, you may not be at some arbitrary weight that you thought you ‘should ‘ be at, but your clothes fit, you are sleeping well, you have a manageable amount of stress in your life and you fuel your body with what it needs to keep healthy.  You drink plenty of water and your body will do what you want it to do – sounds pretty good to me!

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