We are creatures of habit. We have amassed lots of habits that have been developed over the years that sometimes become subconscious.
We are not aware of the things we do until we purposely take notice of them. For instance, observing the thought that leads to the action of us reaching for the biscuits. What was the thought? Were we feeling upset?, distressed?, depressed?, angry?
If you find you want to reach for the packet of biscuits, catch yourself in that moment. Examine your thinking. How are you feeling? What state of mind are you in? What is your mood? Disrupt your pattern by forming a new one.
How did you get to this moment of realization that something had to happen?
You had that moment right? The a-ha moment that wakes you out of your slumber of denial. For whatever reason that brought you to this point, I congratulate you. Because you have recognized that you can take action and do something about it.
So what is the difference between being overweight and being obese?
It is the BMI (Body Mass Index) that differentiates between the two whereby it is the weight above what is generally considered to be a healthy ideal weight for a specific height.
For adults whose BMI is between the range of 25 and 30 are considered to be overweight
For adults whose BMI is greater than 30 are considered to be obese.
You can determine your BMI by going here:
A big motivation for wanting to lose the weight should be for health reasons. You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that we are living in an obese nation. We are suffering in epic proportions from diseases our ancestors 100 years ago had never even heard of.
You know the effects that carrying excess weight can have on the body even in your joints and your lower back but we often forget what impact this is having to our internal organs.
Did you know that excess abdominal fat is the most dangerous type of fat to have? This is because this is most active of them all.
Psychologists are aware of the emotional effect weight can have on self esteem but the remaining medical world is just starting to wake up to this fact.
Find out if weight gain has an emotional effect on you. Some brief questions.
Are you conscious of your physical appearance when you are out in public?
Are you comfortable with looking at yourself in the mirror or do you avoid it?
Are you concerned with what others think of your body?
Do you feel that the only way you can truly be happy is to change the physical things you don’t like about yourself?
Take some time to think about this and you will find your number one motivation that will keep you dedicated until you achieve your goal.
What do you hope to get out of this program? Why do you want to lose weight? Is it simply because it was on your New Year's resolution list to achieve?
Like thousands of others, you have probably tried numerous diets over the years. But none of them worked did they? How do I know this? Because you just started reading this e-book, which means you still haven't found a way to lose weight, and more importantly, a way to keep it off!
My name is Dave Hagger, founder of Seriously Fit Bootcamp
As a fitness professional I frequently meet people who want to lose weight but just have no idea where to start.