Have you ever struggled with weight management?
Do you have a positive body image or are you always wishing for a different physique or figure. There is currently so much pressure in the media to look a certain way or to have a certain body shape, but how realistic is that?
I have battled with my weight for many years and my self confidence and positive body image would go up as I lost weight and down as I gained weight. I had tried all of the diets in the country and sure they worked when you stuck to them but the minute you went back to your old way of life so did your body.
Having lost weight without dieting and having taught the technique to others I believe there are two key components to weight management and positive body image. First of all you need a realistic and objective view of your body and for sustained weight management you need to change your lifestyle. Let’s look at both of these in turn.
Weight management and positive body image explained
Understanding the natural shape of your body is the first step in creating a positive body image. Not all women have hour glass figures and not all men have a classic broad shoulders and a small waisted. Our body shape and height are usually genetically determined. So some of us will be tall and others short, some will have broad shoulders or big hips. Having a realistic image of your body shape and accepting your body shape is an important step in building a positive body image. I can show you how to dress to flatter your natural assets and disguise those areas you would rather others didn’t notice I can show you how to add inches to your height, how to create broader shoulders and how to look pounds lighter.
Lifestyle Choices for Weight Management and positive body image
Once you have a realistic image of your body and know how to dress to disguise you may decide that you are perfectly happy with what you have. If however you decide that you would like to shed a few pounds then I will teach you how to change the way you think and behave around food. Often our approach to food and the reasons why we eat are learned behaviours and based on our past experiences. We eat and consume certain things out of habit or to satisfy an emotional state. We eat because we are sad, happy, jealous, upset and some of us use food as a reward. In most cultures food is key to most social interactions and plays a key part in every celebration. Just as we have learned these behaviours we can unlearn them and adopt more useful and healthy approaches to food and weight management. We all know that adapting a healthy attitude to food and weight management is in our best interests, so don’t just think about change make it happen.
“Steve Bloomfield of the Eating Disorders Association (Beat) says men account for about 10 per cent of the UK’s 90,000 anorexics and bulimics, and warns that their numbers are growing.”
Teenage Body Image
Recent research revealed: Two in three teenage girls in the UK are keen to lose weight, with one in five finding it hard to look at themselves in the mirror. According to a study into the self-image of the nation’s teenagers carried out by Bliss Magazine in conjunction with Real Radio and Smooth Radio, growing numbers of 12-to-18-year-olds are regularly obsessing over their weight and image. The research also found that two in three girls feel under pressure to lose weight, while around one in ten are already looking to the future and hoping to have plastic surgery so as to alter their appearance.
Unique Weight Management and Positive Body Image Coaching Programme
I have put together a unique programme that puts you in control of how you look and feel about your body and puts you in the driving seat when it comes to weight management. If you work with me on this weight management and positive body image programme you will learn:
- How you currently think and behave around food
- Your food triggers and reasons for eating
- How to change your eating habits
- How to make better food choices
- How to make small changes in your lifestyle to accommodate your weight management objectives
- How to incorporate moderate exercise into your lifestyle
- How to love your body
- How to look great
- How to dress for the body you have
- How to improve your body confidence
- Hairstyles to suit your face shape
- How to look taller, slimmer, wider
- How to look good regardless of your height, weight, shape or size
- How to dress to flatter your natural shape
- How to use grooming, skincare (for men) and make-up (for ladies)
- How to create the wardrobe for your new lifestyle and possibly new body
- How to accessorise to get the look you want
This is change from the inside out. I will help you change your thinking and behaviour so that your weight management and a positive body image is always in your control. This programme is not about dieting, is about lifestyle change and it can be tailor made to meet your specific needs. You will need to allocate time for weekly coaching and to put into practise what you have learned. You’ll also need to allocate half a day to a full day for personal styling, image enhancement, wardrobe management and accessorising. The whole programme will run over a 2-3 month period depending on your needs.