Weight-loss is on most people’s mind at some point in their life. In principle, the process to lose weight is straight-forward and easy, but in practice there are numerous factors that can make this a difficult or even impossible task.
Causes of weight-gain
Weight-gain is a condition in which fat accumulates in our body as a result of consuming more calories (energy) than our body requires. This can occur in may ways:
- Excessive portions
- Too much snacking or nibbling
- Calorie-rich drinks such as alcohol, juices, soft drinks
- High intake of sugar-rich foods such as sweets, cakes, biscuits, chocolate etc.
Just one of the above habits can be enough to make you gain weight over time. Weight gain can creep on slowly, and can happen only at certain times of the year, such as over Christmas, while on holiday, or during a stressful period in your life. However, once you gain a few kilos, it can be difficult to get rid of them, so they just stay there.
Lack of regular physical activity also contributes to weight-gain over time.
Furthermore, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, lack of sleep and hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women, thyroid disorder, sex hormone imbalances, low-testosterone and diabetes can cause considerable weight-gain. Certain medications like anti-depressants and the contraceptive pill can also cause weight gain.
Lose weight to keep it off
As you can see, weight gain is a complex issue that requires more than just a ‘diet’. Unless the underlying issues for weight-gain are addressed, any weight-loss effort is, at best, temporary. We call it a temporary deviation from a flawed lifestyle. After a few weeks of attempting to follow such a ‘diet’ people usually fall back on their usual routines, and the weight-gain mostly follows.
Our approach is to identify causative factors in your lifestyle that have led to your weight-gain. We work on resolving these issues by suggesting healthier alternatives, and get you to implement them on a regular basis. Repeated often enough, they become habitual, and you’ll do them automatically, without really having to focus on them.
Obviously, part of this lifestyle improvement is the implementation of a regular exercise programme. Exercise can be difficult to commence and maintain when you try to do it on your own, due to the busy lifestyles we lead nowadays. However, when you commit to regular appointments with a trainer, your likelihood of maintaining your regular sessions is massively increased.
The high success-rate of our clients can be attributed to these 4 factors:
- Identification and correction of current lifestyle flaws
- Working hand-in-hand with your doctor if necessary
- Commitment to regular training appointments
- Regular assessments and progress reviews to keep your progress on track
Want to know more about our weight-loss programme? Call us today on 27877445/99877445 for a free consultation appointment or click the link below to book it online.