Thursday, March 25, 2010

Weight Management, Diet and Lifestyle

Inspiration: To emphasize the importance of balanced living; daily.

Springtime is upon us. A realization for many that a few pounds may have been added over the Winter. We strive to get back into shape and shred those unwanted pounds, at times, in desperation. The latest fad, diet or book can become our inspiration. A quick fix is just that, a quick fix. Anything worthwhile is achieved with consistency and balance.

It is not rocket science to lose weight by severly restricting our caloric intake. While in the short run, you may reach a point that makes you smile on the scale, this is not permanent. Safe effective weight loss or anything for that matter, is accomplish steadily over time. We can exercise until we drop, but if we take in (food) more than we expend (movement) then there will be a surplus.

This morning a client asked me about skinny women who live on the Upper East Side. (We live on the West Side of NYC). Basically, it is none of my business, but I scurried for a quick answer. My response is that they move a lot and do not eat enough. Hence, the ultra thin, lacking muscular physique.

We all have a tendency to eat when we are bored, lonely and anxious. Somehow the bag of chips disappears as we sit fixated at our computers. What is required is presence. Am I really hungry? What is really going on? There is always food to be had. No need to stuff it all down at once.

So I invite you all to lovingly accept where you are. Take a deep
breath. Check in. Am I really hungry or is it something else.

Have a very "peaceful" day.

Warmly, Denise

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