Your mental health during a weight loss period.
Now, we can flood you with all of the tips and tricks on how to lose weight which is all well and good, but we also need to keep in mind how you are feeling during this process.
If losing weight is a big deal for you, you’ve tried countless amounts of times to do it, it has never worked and you’ve always fallen off, you feel depleted and defeated all the time then this article is for you.
You are frankly amazing for continuously trying to better yourself and falling off is just part of the process sometimes, but you’ve got to keep your mental health in a good state and exercise will help with this. If you struggle to go to the gym and be surrounded by lots of people who are doing better than you don’t worry, sometimes even the biggest bodybuilder still gets a little nervous about how they look.
Take yourself for a small walk on your own, put some happy music on and enjoy the fresh air. To give yourself a better life you do not need to be strapped to a machine in the gym. Go for a run through the local woods or play football with your children.
Give yourself room to breathe. Changing your eating habits is not easy and research has linked food consumption as some people’s coping mechanism when things are going so well, this is why we have things like over eating and then feeling really bad about it afterwards.
“Throughout this entire process from phase 1 to the end if phase 2 has been amazing! The diet/ foods that Charlie Johnson put on my plan including any substitutes was perfect! I have the worst sweet tooth and through both phases I've had very little to no cravings! Charlie is also super quick to respond to any questions that I had. I have used many coaches in the past but Charlie is by far the best and most knowledgeable I've worked with!” Bruce from the USA
Food makes it feel good and being able to find that balance between food, an active lifestyle and good mental health is not the easiest in the world but definitely achievable. You’ve got to listen to what your body is telling you, and though we can smooth over a lot of things in life you also need to be tough on yourself and remind yourself why you are doing this.
Listening to relaxing and calming music does help in many ways, there is a playlist called concentrate maximum on Spotify which has helped not only myself but people that I know to get my head down and do work or to relax after a long day.
What helps you? Let me know below and if you have anything you want me to try and help with then please reach out.