How to Lose Weight – Conquer Your Obstacles to Lose Weight Once and For All
How to lose weight- many women over 40 have this question in their minds and it often feels for them as if the body develops a life on its own after age 40. Read on to discover the source of weight loss obstacles and learn how to lose weight.
Are you an honest person? Well, you’d probably say yes, and I hope you do. Now there are two types of honesty: The honesty with others and the honesty with ourselves. Admitting something to ourselves is often very hard to do- and that’s true for failures in losing weight and the reasons for these failures too.
Fact is: Many people wanting to lose weight have it all set up in the logical part of their minds. They know they need to exercise more, they know they need to eat fewer calories. The basics of how to lose weight are not rocket science to figure out. But when the next temptation comes they give in- and don’t do the exercise they wanted to, or eat food they didn’t want to eat.
Of course, this “giving in” does not come from the logical part of our minds. It’s all emotions that drive us and make us do things we consciously know we shouldn’t do.
Failures in weight loss, “falling off the wagon”, and “giving in” all come from the emotional side of the mind, not the logical. So to be successful at losing weight we need to get better in dealing with the emotional side of us.
Unfortunately, that’s not taught in school at all. Most of our lives we are only taught logical, factual stuff- and the emotional side of our human being is not addressed and developed.
When you’d like to know “How to lose weight” you have to look into the emotional side of your being too.
Food consumption is closely related to emotions. Especially our favorite foods give us tons of good emotions- that’s why we crave these foods. So to get all these good emotions, we
- Eat foods we consciously know we shouldn’t eat (think: pizza, chips, ice-cream, sweets,…)
- Eat when we are not really hungry or bored
- Eat to relax and fight off stress
- Eat too much in the evening
- And so on…
If you want to live happily and lose weight permanently you need to develop the emotional side of you. Develop it in a way so your emotions support you, help you lose weight, and keep it off. That’s why it is so important to be aware of the role of emotions when you ask yourself “How to lose weight”.
I’ve read tons of books on weight loss and wrote hundreds of articles- it could even be thousands, I’ve lost track. And I always wanted to write a little, easy to understand book on the emotional side of how to lose weight. A book containing exercises to develop the emotional side of your persona in a way that your emotions support you in losing weight instead of being an obstacle to it.
And, as luck has it, there is already an easy to understand book available. It’s called “The Emotional Eating Solution” and contains all you need to develop the emotional side of you so your emotions support you to lose weight, instead of being an obstacle.
The author is John Davenport and he has struggled with the emotional challenges of how to lose weight for a long time. Finally, he found what works – and I agree with him: It really works. I wouldn’t have written his book “The Emotional Eating Solution” differently. There are psychological studies showing that women are more vulnerable to emotional eating compared to men. Add to this the changes in the body of women over 40 and losing weight can become a huge challenge. This book “The Emotional Eating Solution” will help you.