Weight Loss FB 14 Day Challenge 1-14 Oct, 2019
I’ve been on the merry-go-round of struggling with my weight fluctuating. I was a skinny kid, but as soon as I hit my teenage years, I began emotionally eating to block the pain from the abuse I endured. Most of my life, I have had this struggle with food until I healed myself emotionally, physically and spiritually.
It’s imperative to incorporate great habits that are easily maintained to stay on track. For me now, it’s no longer hard work to stay fit, even though I am getting close to my sixties! Age, to me, is no barrier as it’s essential to take care of the body that houses your energy and soul.
Would you like to take control of your body weight and state of your health? You must create the right foundation, so you don’t keep riding the ups and downs of weight gain and loss.
This 14 Day Challenge will create a solid foundation for permanent, gradual, failproof, weight loss program. The program covers the reasons and causes you have not succeeded prior and rectifies them. The program includes reversing the emotional, physical and spiritual blocks that have prevented your weight loss.
Over 14 days, you will receive information, webinars, lessons, healings and exercises to learn the foundations of a permanent healthy body state and weight loss techniques. You will become more vibrant and excited about life. You will free the hidden blocks/obstacles that stop you from creating the life you desire.
5 Reasons People Overeat
Overeating is a common cause of weight gain, even among those who are conscious of what they eat. You can overeat healthy and nutritious food and the excess calories end up as fat. Pleasurable endorphins are released when you eat which subtly manipulates you into eating more than necessary without realising the consequence.
1. Family Habits and Genetics
People rarely deviate from the habits they learn early in life, especially those linked to eating. If you have been trained to eat large portions, snack heavily on junk food, or told to leave nothing on your plate, you may find it hard breaking out of the habit. You may continue to overeat long into adulthood.
Family genetics can also play a big part in emotional, spiritual, and physical over-eating. Over-eating and obesity is carried down through generations and can change through healing and self-development techniques.
2. Emotional Overeating
Emotional overeating often results from stress or painful experiences. When you feel threatened or under immense pressure, you may binge on food as a physiological response to get relief.
People handle negative emotions differently, while some may withdraw or take drugs; others seek comfort in more plates of fries. The eating provides temporary relief from the cause of pain or stress. This may become a routine leading to more weight gain.
Eating may help to deal with stress that may arise from daily living. A stress-eating-reward loop may then be created in your brain to handle future challenges. If you abruptly stop eating as before, there will be cravings in your mind for the good times whenever you are stressed.
Emotional overeating may also be triggered by low self-esteem concerning weight or size. This may result from comparing your weight with the popular/social standards. And when it seems hopeless to match up to them, you give up and eat more. Emotional overeating is said to affect more women than men.*
3. Your Friends Eating Habits
Your current friends and especially those from your teenage years influence many parts of your lifestyle, including your diet. If your friends engage in ritualistic food and drinking binges, the chances are that you will adopt such practise yourself. Unfortunately, the result may be obesity.
4. Not Drinking Enough Water
Before you reach for the next pack of burger, be sure that you are really hungry. Sometimes, your body may mistake thirst for hunger, causing you to eat when you should be drinking more water. If you are dehydrated, you are bound to feel false hunger and thus overeat.
5. Diet Plan Procrastination
If you discover a method which you believe may help you lose weight. It may cause you to indulge more food in anticipation of successful future weight loss. This is because your brain doesn’t want to give up the pleasure of eating that easily.
You may convince yourself that everything is under control and think that you can shed the excess weight anytime you want. The result is overeating. A specific aspect of weight gain in adults is the middle-age spread, which is covered below.
Middle Age Spread and Why It Occurs
It is everyone’s dream to maintain a great body while advancing in age. But this is rarely the case as aging comes with some unwanted changes to our body, one of which is the middle-age spread.
The middle-age spread is the weight gained from early 30s to mid-50s. At this period, your muscles begin to thin out. The fat that is normally used by your muscles gets stored in the body.
Men and women are likely to gain weight in middle age, even without a significant change in lifestyle. Hormonal changes are responsible for the loss of muscle mass and consequent weight gain.
Hormonal changes lead to lower muscle mass which translates to lesser calorie burning. If you have less muscle mass but continue to eat as before, weight gain is inevitable.
The extra weight from middle-age spread is usually deposited around the waist area, especially for menopausal women.
Day 1: Find the reasons you over-eat
Day 2: Find the obstacles and behaviours that block your weight loss
Day 3: Eliminate bad habits/temptations
Day 4: Dangers of Sugar
Day 5: Know what you eat and what is right to eat
Day 6: Love yourself enough to be healthy
Day 7: Start with gradual changes/keeping yourself accountable
Day 8: Habit/routines and rituals for healthy eating
Day 9: Implementing habits, routines and rituals
Day 10: Filling the void, aligning healing and release from food obsessions
Day 11: Hypnotherapy session for a healthy diet
Day 12: Creating a healthy environment
Day 13: Feeling fabulous
Day 14: The new, healthy you