HEALTH

Below is an extract from an article by Chris Wharton of the Better Body Group on the quest for fat loss. And an extract from Graham Roberts' article on decision making.

To read the articles in full, online, click the link at the extract.

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7 REASONS YOUR SCALES ARE TRICKING YOU – (and how to stop them)


This is by far the most common reason people give up on their fat loss quest.

Here’s how it goes: You want to lose weight for your upcoming race so start training hard and eating less. You weigh yourself after the first few days and the scales say you’ve dropped a pound or two, you’re pleased. Get in there!

The next day, after a seemingly good week of nutrition, you get a sucker punch right in the (hungry) stomach when you jump on the scales to find you’ve put a pound back on!

What? How has that even happened? I’m over this dieting rubbish. Pass me the McMuffin.

It’s no surprise that people react in this way. After all, weight loss can be pretty damn hard (note – I said hard, not complicated). You put in hours of graft at the gym, hit the road every day and resist the bombardment of tempting foods only to find you have put on weight. I would be disheartened too... if I wasn’t aware of the following;

1. Salt intake... 2. Lifting weights... 3. You're constipated... 4. Too Many Carbs... 5. You are a woman!... 6. Alcohol... 7. Still dont believe me?

Read the full article by Chris Wharton, Co-owner of the Better Body Group online HERE

IS IT BETTER TO TRY AND FAIL THAN NOT TO TRY AT ALL?


This is by far the most common reason people give up on their fat loss quest.

There’s a quandary becoming more apparent amongst many in the OCR community, one that might be ringing true for you right now…is it better to try and fail than not try at all?

On the one hand you’ve got those who are all for the challenge, whatever the outcome. They seek the enjoyment of being with the community that provides a relaxing escape from the every day hustle and bustle. They relish the chance to penetrate two-inch think ice at Winter Nuts lap after lap because it puts them into their unknown, and although they might not make it to the race finish line, or over the obstacle in front of them, they get to a place where they learn something about themselves that they can take back into that hustle and bustle.!

On the flipside, you’ve got those who feel they’ve pushed their limit to their max, and are quite content with the position they have gotten to. They race happily, pursuing that bling but get to an obstacle on the way that might require a little extra effort, and make the decision to bypass that carry, climb or crawl.

Read the full article by Graham Roberts, Performance Coach and Behavioural Change Consultant at Ispire Motivational Coaching Ltd, online HERE

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