Circle of life...why having a balanced life can help you lose weight.
Looking at all areas of your life is essential to living a healthy, nutritious life.
When my clients first start to work with me its often for weight loss. The first few sessions are usually focused around adding in lots of colourful veggies, and making sure they are eating enough whole foods. This in turn will reduce the amount of sugary, processed foods they eat.
Using just this method my clients see results for sure. Yet there is a point in a lot of our sessions where they reach a plateau. Or some self sabotage begins... you know the one where you have been eating great for a few weeks, putting in loads of exercise and one day someone in the office brings a gorgeous cake in... its too much, you can't resist, and you have a slice. That night you go home and as you've already gone a little off track you decide to treat yourself to a couple of biscuits... before you know it you feeling like you are never going to reach that goal and feelings of guilt appear.
Hands up who sometimes has a really rubbish day at work or is in a job that really isn't working for you anymore or has colleagues of customers who constantly push those buttons and drive you crazy with frustration or even worse stress?
Studies show that stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. Stress that's is left to build up can contribute to lots of health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
Stress can lead to comfort eating, when you feel down your body wants to be comforted and quite often we look for that comfort in quick to access sugary snacks like chocolate or cakes.
There are so many other areas of our lives that can create imbalance - if just one of those is out of line, makes you unhappy, frustrated, stressed then it causes a ripple effect into other areas, soon more things aren't going right, you feel worse, you gain weight, you lose sleep... and so it goes on.
Its amazing to see the results when you see exactly what is making you miserable!
Why not take a look at where your life is out of balance... hop over here to grab a free circle of life chart.
Located in Radcliffe, near Bury, Healthful Hands is ideally located to provide personal health and nutritional coaching and support in the following areas: Ainsworth, Bolton, Blackburn, Bury, Chorley, Farnworth, Haslingden, Heywood, Little Lever, Manchester, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Salford, Swinton, Westhoughton, Whitefield, and throughout Greater Manchester, Lancashire and the North West of England.