Barely a day goes by when we don’t see an article on the news or in the media telling us that as a nation we are too fat. A recent television series showed us “The Men Who Made Us Thin” which is an ironic title because as a nation we are certainly not thin. We are regularly told that obesity affects our health and costs the NHS millions. Just this morning on Professor Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer) told us on BBC news that if we can reduce the incidence of childhood obesity alone by just 1% it would save the NHS billions per year. Hardly surprising when you consider the true cost of all the consequential health problems, not just heart disease diabetes or cancer, but also the minor ailments like joint pain and rotting teeth.
Diet fads come and go, like high speed trains that you jump on enthusiastically and then hop off when you think you have got where you wanted to go, only to find you have arrived back at the station you started out from, but with heavier baggage.
Occasionally some good advice seeps through this media frenzy, but even when it does, most people just can’t seem to stick to it so even if they do lose weight, they invariably put it all back on. All diets have one thing in common, they dictate what we should put in our mouths. What they fail to address – a bit like not mentioning the elephant in the room, is that in order to do this you have to change the operating equipment that tells you what to eat and when. You have to change your brain; you have to use your mind to change your body. Trying to do it the other way round just doesn’t work.
Over the next few blogs I will be giving some practical guidelines or if you would like to come along and learn these techniques in person and genuinely use your mind to change your body come along to my next Think More Eat Less workshop and in Birmingham on November 16th https://powertochange.me.uk/weight-loss/#1
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