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Weight Loss, Overeating / Emotional Eating 

Healthier Lifestyle 

When most people say they want to "lose weight" what they are actually saying involves 4 different goals and each goal is accomplished by following 4 different processes requiring different action steps involving different parts of the brain to accomplish each step. Thats why most diets and exercise plans are hard to follow and most people don't achieve their goals and get the results they want!  

Eating Less Calories 

To lose weight successfully this involves a mathematical equation- burn more calories then you consume or take in.

 

But why is this this so hard for most of us to achieve?

 

Is it a matter of inaccurately counting calories from food labels? Underestimating caloric intake? Letting taste override nutrition?  Feeling deprived and giving into temptation? Not having enough "willpower"? 

For each us the answer is found within the field of InterPersonal Neurobiology and it is unique to each of us. Let us help you find the answer.

Eating Healthy 

Cutting calories is a step in the right direction and getting down to a healthy weight is a positive step, however, if your 1200 calories come from crackers and fries that doesn't mean you are eating a balanced diet or getting all your nutrients or making healthy food choices.

I've heard some people say "I just don't like the taste of spinach or any vegetable and I never will." We can help you comfortably incorporate lifestyle changes into your diet and assist you in determining the underlying associations you have for the foods that don't taste good but are good for you and the foods that taste good but aren't good for you. There are reasons for your resistance. Again it has to do with InterPersonal Neurobiology and we can help with that.

Aerobic Exercise 

By now we all know, as the research tells us, getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 4 to 5 days a week is not only necessary, but mandatory for our brain and our body to maintain its resilency, promote cell renewal, and keep our telomeres long- which keeps us living longer! And it increases our BDNF (brain derived neurotropic factor) which fights depression, helps ward off Alzheimer's, helps fight all diseases and illnesses, and not to mention keeps us looking younger and of course feeling better, so why don't we all do it?!

 

 

Is it a time issue? Can we not find just 30 minutes of "me" time? I'd say most of us spend at least that amount of time watching TV each day. Do we just not have the motivation or energy to exercise? Do we just not see results to stay engaged? Are we not doing the right exercies? Do we feel intimidated by going to the gym? Do we not have a place to exercise? Do we need a partner to exercise with? Does it just feel too hard or uncomfortable to exercise? We can help you find out which of these questions are stopping you from meeting your goals and more importantly we can help you navigate around them.   

Weight Training 

Lifting weights can give you the most benefits for weight loss because building muscle burns more calories, even after you stop exercising, it builds bone density, and it changes the shape of your body a lot faster then aerobics. With so many benefits, why do so many women not choose it as their first choice for exercise?

 

In fact it seems most women don't include weight lifting in their exercise routine at all, or only with very small weights. What is it about weight lifting that seems to elude women? If you are a male that has not seen the benefits of weight lifting, then this is also a question that holds true for you as well. Let us help you unlock that puzzle, so you can reap the benefits! 

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