Why lose weight slowly?
First, it give your body a chance to adjust to the new weight. What this means is that your skin has time to shrink to your new size, and your body doesn’t feel “starved” through the process. This is also a great time to detox your system through detox tea or herbs.
Second, it give you a chance to change your perceptions about your self. We see ourselves through the reflection in the mirror. When we change too fast, it’s hard to keep up with changing how we view our self. To make weight loss permanent, we need to adjust how we view our self, and not feel like a stranger in our own “skin”.
Third, it gives the lifestyle changes a chance to become permanent in your life. Lifestyle changes are easier to maintain if they are incorporated slowly and in small increments. The way to maintain weight loss is to change our perceptions of food, exercise, and wellness.
Fourth, it is easier to change. Slow changes are easier on ourselves and the people around us. This type of change is more likely to become permanent in our lives.
Challenge to Those Who Accept. . .Take an accounting of your current weight and measurements. Take time to write this information down, along with your goals. Realistic weight loss is 5 to 10 pounds per month.
To Wellness for All. . .Karen