The weight of the world
You only have to look at the television to see the problem we all face when it comes to watching our weight. The adverts scream fast food, soft drinks and convenience; whilst the news bands about phrases like: ‘Fat epidemic’, ‘morbid obesity’ and ‘health issues’. Cravings, diet, budget, convenience, age, sex, motivation, work, family, amongst others all play pivotal roles in battling the bulge and we aim to address them all and more in turn.
Undoubtedly, you will probably lose weight with every new fad diet out there; the problem is virtually no one can ever keep the rigidity of those diets up forever. How often have you started a new diet, lost weight, then as soon as you stopped, have ended up putting more weight on than you started with?!
Yo-yo diets miss the point
This is because any diet that includes times of starvation, low calorie intakes, skipping meals or removing certain food groups entirely, will induce the yo-yo effect whereby you are losing the weight in the short time only to put it back on and then some! It can become a vicious cycle. (Losing weight and putting it back on).
Instead of losing the unwanted fat from your body, more often than not, yo-yo diets enable the loss of muscle tissue. This is because the diets that cause hunger to set in, instead of breaking down the fat (as pictured above), break down the lean muscle tissues instead in order to attain the nutrients your body is being starved of. This means that the amount of weight that you lose on a yo-yo diet is often due to loss of muscle and water, not fat.
In gaining an understanding as to the source of your eating habits, we can help you break that boom-bust cycle and help you take control of your health once and for all.
What lies beneath?
These astonishing images of two women were taken by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner and reveal in astounding detail the effect obesity plays on the body. The lady on the left weighs around 17 ½st, the one on the right nearly 8 ½st and as you can see their bones (white), muscles (shown in red), organs (black) and fat (yellow) are all clearly defined. These images reveal the fat inside the body wrapped around the organs, as well as the fat sitting just under the skin.
The image speaks for itself and highlights the major health concerns caused by being overweight or obese. Health risks include cardiac disease, arthritis, depression, infertility, headaches, sleeplessness and breathlessness, crushed lungs and strained joints, amongst others. There are many others equally as serious. An enlarged heart for example, is a common cause of heart failure, and this contributes to at least four per cent of deaths in the UK every year, according to the British Heart Foundation.
Fat: How you can take control today
Through our therapeutic practices such as hypnotherapy or counselling, we at Here to Help support you in tackling the source and origins of your struggle. It is our premise that you transform from the inside out. Through diet, exercise and therapy sessions tailor made to suit your individual needs, we aim to stop those yo-yo diet habits and assist you in attaining permanent weight loss without dieting.
“Ditch the diets and eat what you want!”
Yo-Yo diets if successful are quick fixes and short lasting. Let us help you to take back the control and become a happier, motivated, more confident you. Not only will we give you the tools to keep the weight off, we will help you to tackle your relationship with food and ultimately the relationship you have with yourself. Here to Help will accompany you on your journey where long lasting, satisfying weight loss results await.