People struggle with their weight for a number of reasons, including poor diet, limited exercise, genetics and health conditions. Even the use of certain medications can make us struggle with our weight.
Many of you will have tried a variety of diets and would have been caught in a cycle of weight gain and loss — which is often what we refer to as "yo-yo" dieting. You manage to lose some weight, and even maintain it for a short period, but then you start to regain it again. This is because, unfortunately, ‘diets’ don’t work. They usually are a short term fix to help you meet a short term goal. What is more important, is keeping the weight off in the longer term.
There is no “one size fits all” method when it comes to weight loss. While some people respond well to counting calories or similar restrictive methods, others respond better to having a more flexible approach. Everyone is unique and therefore their method will also be unique.
Finding the right method of weight loss which is right for you, will take time and of course, some experimentation. The most successful method (Bariatric surgery aside) is usually a combination of changing your diet, exercise and behaviour modification. There are plenty of steps you can take to help you develop a healthier relationship with food, curb emotional triggers to overeating, and achieve your goal weight. Get in touch today to discuss how we can get you on the road to success!