Thursday, July 19, 2012

Weight Loss, Then Weight Gain - Stop Being A Yo-Yo

By Grahame P Cossum
Weight Loss Weight Gain Yo-Yo Diet Photo

You have been there haven't you I know I have until I found out how to get off that particular carousel. Weight loss-weight gain and then just to add insult to injury a little extra weight every time we diet... but why?

The answer is actually quite simple and at the same time frustrating, your body isn't out to get you although it can seem that way. In actual fact your body and mind are working in co-operation to protect you from potential death.

Let me explain, when you restrict your food intake as you do on a diet your body goes into something called starvation mode, the unconscious mind has no comprehension of the word diet it just knows that food is getting restricted because of a potential famine or because you are starving yourself to death for some reason so it sends a signal to the body... protect me.

In order to protect you your body now holds on to whatever fat reserves you have, and just to add insult to injury it uses any food that you take in very efficiently and converts it too fat as well.

With all this storage going on your body has to get energy from somewhere so it now starts burning muscle, and this explains why you end up with the classic gaunt face but still carrying the weight look and you feel as weak as a kitten.

Keep this behaviour up long enough and the mind will start making you crave the very things you are trying to avoid which are high calorie foods, and you will be thinking about food every second of the day.

Your unconscious mind will compel you to come off your diet and you will return to the behaviours that led to your weight gain in the first place, and if that wasn't bad enough your body will now add an extra bit of weight to protect you from further perceived famine or starvation.

Now you know the reason diets can and never will work in the long term... what do you do about it?

It's your lifestyle choices that need changed on a long-term and continuing basis not just for a few months, you need to look into all the behaviours that are leading to the weight gain and then slowly change them, even small changes in your eating habits can have a dramatic effect on weight loss over the long haul.

As an example if you decided today to cut just two squares of white chocolate from your food intake, in the space of a year you will have consumed forty thousand, yes that's 40,000 fewer calories with all the added benefits to weight loss that would bring.

As you can see even a small change can have a dramatic effect, you really don't have to live like a rabbit to lose weight, just be committed to doing something small on an ongoing basis so that your body has no reason to go into starvation mode again.

So what is it to be another short-term fix or a long term solution, it is and always will be your choice so make the right choice for the last time... you won't regret it.

My name is Grahame Cossum and I specialise in empowering people at my Hypnoband and ThinRU weight loss clinic to lose weight and in the process change their own lives.
I am a Behavior change coach, NLP practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist I am also the founder of the ThinRU weight loss coaching system.
Full details of both systems can be found at
Don't wait for weight loss-It's time to get your life back.