What will you gain?
Updated: Dec 7, 2021
Losing Weight Is All About What You Gain
OK you may be thinking it’s the festive season and all Jane Webber Nutrition is talking about is losing weight.
Of course, Christmas for many of us is a time for fun, family, food and drink. We have been through a lot over the past 2 years and the future is still uncertain, so we are determined to have fun this Christmas.
Despite the health warning about carrying excess weight many people who have thought about losing weight over the years, still seem to fall short of an actual attempt to do it.
Why do they think about it, but don’t do anything serious.
The reason why so many people think about it so much is because deep down, they know that having that extra poundage is not at all good for them.
The problem is, just knowing that being overweight is bad is not enough to really push many people to do something about it. Much like wanting to quit smoking, knowing it is bad for you doesn't induce people to quit doing it.
However, if you were to find some really good reasons to quit smoking, like your doctor told you if you don’t quit, you will lose a lung next year, that might make you act and just do it.
Well, losing weight is just like quitting smoking, the better reasons you have to do it, the more likely you are to act on it and make it happen. If you have something driving your motivation aside from just knowing it is bad for you, you are also more likely to maintain your weight loss goal once you reach it.
I see this with potential clients who contact me. I offer a free discovery call, so if they book one, then I know they are on their way to wanting to do something.
The ones who don’t book a call are still serious but are not ready yet. That’s fine by me as when they are ready then they will find someone to help them. It maybe me or it maybe not.
Why should you seriously think about losing weight?
First and foremost, losing weight means getting healthier. When you lose those extra pounds or kilos, you greatly reduce the risk or heart disease, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and joint stress, all conditions associated with being overweight.
When you reduce these risks, it means you can have a much better chance of being around to see your children grow up and being around to enjoy your grandchildren. Ok that is a bit of emotional sentence, but it’s true.
Another reason you might want to consider losing weight is that you will feel better.
As you begin to lose some of those extra pounds, you will start to notice your energy levels increasing. Being overweight by 20 pounds is like putting a 20-pound sack of potatoes on your shoulders all day.
Extra body fat is nothing more than an extra burden to carry around with you every day, so the extra weight drains your energy. For this reason, overweight people tend to be less active and this promotes more fat to collect up on them. As this continues, they become even less active and so this becomes a vicious cycle leading to obesity.
As a nice little side benefit, losing weight will make you look better, and who doesn’t want to look better? Each and every one of us has a vision of what we want to look like. Most people are not completely satisfied with the way they look. They will always find something they don’t like about themselves and wish they could change and for people who are overweight; this can be a great motivator to lose weight.
When a person loses weight, what are almost always the responses of other people who know that person? You hear things like; you look good; you’ve lost weight, haven’t you?
Think about how you would feel when you’ve lost enough weight to be able to fit into that dress or that pair of trousers you had before the lockdowns began. Now keep in mind, looking better is a great reason to lose weight but it should not be the only one.
When you have at least a few good, valid reasons to want to lose weight, it will be a lot easier to motivate yourself to get started and stay with it. Let’s face it, your health, wellbeing and self-esteem are very good reasons to get rid of those extra pounds and keep them off for good.
Whatever reason why you decided to lose weight, it should be because you want to do it. Wanting to do something and needing to do something are two different things.
Want to discuss your want? Get in touch for a free discovery call with me. My Feel Great in 8 plan is designed for eating habit that help and not being on a diet.