There are many of us who have additional barriers to losing our weight – whether it’s age, the side-effects of medication, thyroid problems, disability, pain or illness, the list can be endless. Learning how to control appetite naturally could be the solution in such situations. Often, people who experience the effects of these additional barriers are not able to exercise. Beyond question, there are lots of advantages of having an active life. However, a good session of housework, will burn calories and have the advantage of making you feel much better emotionally too! It’s good to find something that you like doing, that is enjoyable and that you are likely to sustain on a regular basis.
Learning how to behave differently around food could be the key
Recently, I read the story of a woman born with a disability (shortening of all four limbs as a result of the drug Thalidomide her mother took during the pregnancy). As a result, her mobility is minimalized. She has been trying to lose weight all her life since the age of 9 (her disability makes exercise difficult). After long observations, she comprehended that she was eating too much.
“I was a short, middle-aged, sedentary female and I was eating the same as 5ft 9″ active man (my now husband!). No wonder I was piling on the weight.I started my new diet at the end of February 2012 and managed to lose 4.5 stone in 2 and a half years through calorie counting and logging/weighing all of her food”
She figured out the problem – to recognize just how much we are eating and address that. It is not about cutting out any foods but about being able to make informed choices about the foods we eat. By all means the choice of food matters for weight loss and to control the appetite naturally. As a rule, we overeat with foods rich in carbohydrates and sugars. By choosing foods that make us feel full and do not add calories we can solve the problem.
Readers Digest reports an interesting finding how logging/ weighing helps for losing weight.
People who keep food diaries wind up eating about 15 percent less food than those who don’t. Furthermore, a study conducted by the University of North Carolina found that people tend to consume an extra 115 calories per weekend day, primarily from alcohol and fat. It is worth staying alert about your food intake during the weekends. Then cut out or down calories from spreads, dressings, sauces, condiments, drinks, and snacks; they could make a real difference between weight gain and loss.
Just because the food is in front of us does not mean to say that we have to eat it!
Being able to control appetite and moderate intake is of greatest importance for weight loss.It is about learning how to control ourselves. Just because the food is within sight doesn’t mean we have to eat it!
A very important step toward achieving our weight loss goals is to see food from a different perspective.
Please do share your experience in the comments section with us – we are happy to share your success or support you when you need it.