Are You Struggling with Weight Gain?
If you are struggling with weight gain, it’s time to focus on becoming healthy. You don’t have to be skinny to be healthy. In this article, we will discuss how you can focus on becoming healthy and lose weight in the process.
How to Become Healthy and Lose Weight
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to become healthy and lose weight depends on your own body and lifestyle.
Here are a few basic tips:
1. Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. (a dietitian or nutritionist can help)
2. Exercise regularly.
3. Drink plenty of water.
4. Avoid overeating processed foods and sugary drinks.
5. Get enough sleep.
6. Manage stress levels.
7. Seek professional help if you need it.
Weight regain happens to a lot of people.
A common misconception is that you need to be skinny to be healthy. In fact, you don’t have to be skinny, but you should be in good health. Health means having a stable weight, without major weight gain or loss, and having healthy body weight.
When you’re eating unhealthy, it takes longer to lose weight. But if it were so easy to “just start eating better,” most people would do it right away. Focusing on weight loss can work, but often it leads to an unsustainable lifestyle, where you are constantly dieting and no longer enjoying what you eat. Food becomes your enemy.
Becoming healthier means that you begin to pay attention to what you are eating. No more mindlessly eating. It is important to become aware of when you not actually hungry but are eating recreationally or emotionally.
If you have lost weight but are regaining it now, no doubt you are frustrated and worried. No need to panic. This just means that you need to fine tune your diet, your activity levels, and your mindset. You can do it!
If you are struggling with weight gain, there are many ways to help you get your weight under control. The best way to do this is to seek professional help to manage your weight. If you have a lot of weight to lose, your physician may suggest medication and possibly surgical procedures. Even with those options, you will still need to learn healthier eating habits and move more.
How Can Counseling Help?
You may have lost weight quickly or by following a restricted diet. The issue with those approaches is that they are unsustainable. You cannot avoid carbs for the rest of your life. If you lost weight quickly, you weren’t able to slowly integrate positive changes to your diet and lifestyle. So once you go back to your normal way of doing things, the weight comes back. It is frustrating and discouraging.
Psychotherapists have many tools at their disposal, and we can use them to help you become healthier and lose weight. We can help you develop a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. A healthier mindset will lead to an improved relationship with food and better activity levels.
The shift in focus to becoming healthy can lead to sustained lifestyle change and balance.
If you eat well and be healthy, your body will reflect that.
You will feel a sense of well-being and energy. Your body will function better.
The goal you set for yourself is that you need to be healthy, not skinny
You can start by following the tips listed above and see how you can shift your focus from weight loss to becoming healthy.
Take a Holistic Approach
It’s important to take a holistic approach to managing weight. The most important thing to do is to avoid relying on one particular method of losing weight. Instead, try to focus on a combination of methods that work best for you. It is also important to eat healthy snacks and meals in addition to exercising and drinking plenty of water. A Dietitian or Board Certified Nutritionist can help you develop healthier eating habits. A healthier diet does not mean deprivation. It is balanced and enjoyable!
Are you struggling with weight gain? It’s time to focus on becoming healthy!
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Our page on Eating Disorders: Eating Disorders
See Dr. Marion’s blog on weight loss: Healthy Weight Loss
For info on healthy lifestyle choices: USDA Healthy Lifestyle Choices