But looked at another way, it means that if you walk one and a half kilometres a day you can lose up to half a kilo in a month. That is six kilos or nearly one stone in a year. We are all impatient and want to see results quickly. Those who lose weight quickly seem to put it back just as quickly.
Losing half a kilo a week shouldn’t be too hard. That works out at nearly 26 kilos or four stone in a year and that is a lot of weight.
If you want to lose weight and you want to avoid putting it back on, change your attitudes. Don’t look on the negative side and moan about the nice things you can’t have. Think positively. Think how nice you will look when you have lost weight. Think of the nice new clothes you can buy when you are slim. And think of how good you will feel, and how healthy you will be.
Be adventurous in your eating. Experiment with new foods and new ways of cooking. Dieting can be fun. But if you do weaken and have a piece of cake, then you may as well enjoy it. Don’t wolf it down and feel guilty. Go to the cake tin and place the piece of cake on a plate. Put the cake tin away, take the plate to the table and sit down and eat it slowly.
It is a good idea to eat all your food slowly and enjoy it. If you eat slowly you may actually eat less.
Having lost weight, be careful with your eating for the next six months. The appetite and weight controlling centre in the brain acts like a thermostat. It will act to keep your weight constant. Once you have lost weight it will take some time for this regulatory centre to adjust to the new body image.
Many people are prepared to do almost anything to lose weight except what is really necessary, and that is to eat properly. It sounds simple and it is. But I must admit it is difficult to do. Good luck and think slim!