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Why you should get weighed

Posted by Joanne Neville
Joanne Neville
Energetic lifestyle coach specialising in weight related issues, loving the outd
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on Thursday, 14 November 2013
in Motivation & Goal Setting

When you are managing your weight or dieting, your internal dialogue and self talk about what you have eaten, could do more damage than you think.

Clients often say that they have had a 'bad' day, "I'm rubbish, I can't do it", "I've eaten loads and feel like a right blob", "I'm going to have put a stone on!"  This dialogue will often mean they miss appointments with me and don't get on the scales. It also often results in them feeling dispondent, diappointed with themselves and this will often lead to over eating in itself and them not continuing with their goal. However, if I do get chance to talk to them we start to really analyse what they've eaten and more often than not, it isn't as bad as they first thought.

Getting on the scales gives my clients clarity, fact and a real perspective of what's been going on and helps them to see where their internal dialogue isn't helping them to stay on track. By knowing what the result of their 'bad day' is and working with a trained weight loss coach clients are more likely to stick to their action plan and change how they talk to themselves and judge what they've done more effectively.  Long term this means quicker results and long term change.

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Is the world ignoring something when it comes to soaring diabetes rates?

Posted by Joanne Neville
Joanne Neville
Energetic lifestyle coach specialising in weight related issues, loving the outd
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on Thursday, 14 November 2013
in Wellbeing

With rates of Diabetes soaring across the world, World Diabetes Day is needed to help raise awareness.  Whilst the UK isn’t up there with China (92.3 million people) or the USA (over 26 million people) having diabetes, it’s estimated that by 2025, 5 million of us Brits will have the disease. 

It isn’t only the larger economies that are seeing problems with diabetes, countries such as Saudi Arabia and others in southern Asia are also seeing increasing levels.  Some of the increase could be genetic, but could the spread East of Western ways of life be to blame?  These countries are seeing higher fast food outlets, cheaper food and ready meals plus lower manual labour and more electronic gadgets, so could these social changes be having an effect too?

Figures from Diabetes.org.uk say that 471 million USD were spent in 2012 on diabetes across the world and the NHS spends approx £1 million per hour.  Diabetes type 2 can be prevented and improved by a change in lifestyle and obesity is a contributing factor to the rocketing figures.   Lots of information is available to tell you what to eat and do to help with diabetes, yet there seems a huge gap in providing help in implementing the changes needed and even less when it comes to long term support to prevent lapse and regression back to old habits.

So I believe governments and medics need to look to health professionals such as counsellors, coaches and others to add to the support available

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