How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

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It’s the start of the new year, and you’re wondering how things are going to be different this time round. How will I be in the 8% of people that actually keep my new year’s resolutions?!?

Of course, for many, a goal at this time of year is to shed a few pounds, tone up, fit into that piece of clothing that’s been sitting in your wardrobe just waiting to be worn again! You can quite easily lose some weight all by yourself with perseverance alone, however most need longer term solutions that are sustainable, so that you’re not having this same conversation in 12 months’ time. If you are by the way, it means that your current strategy isn’t working, and you need to do something different!

Connecting with a dietitian or nutritionist is a great place to start. For example, Amara Lindenmayer lives and breathes nutrition, being a qualified dietitian and food lover! She employs a non-dieting approach and focuses on helping people be more present, and more mindful when eating. This approach helps you integrate better habits into your life that will stick around for the long run.

Becon Health by the way, makes seeking this support super convenient – you have no more excuses because you simply connect with a provider over video when it suits you. Think your lunch break!

Dietitians and nutritionists can supply you with the education and facts you need to achieve real results and a better way of living. With so many fads coming and going, it’s hard to know who to listen to. For example, it’s common to hear that ‘carbs are bad’. This isn’t exactly true. Yes, lollies and white breads are going to cause a spike in your blood sugar levels, leaving you craving more which can equal over-eating. But, carbs that are considered ‘wholefoods’ like veggies and wholegrains (low GI foods) can fill you up without the over-eating. Dietitians and nutritionists also work through your barriers, so you know what to do when they crop up, because they will! You’re human after all!

Scarily, research is now coming out which indicates that your gut health has a direct relationship to your mental health (
for mental wellness, you can also check out our trusted psychologists and social workers here). There is also a relationship between your food intake and risk factors for dementia, arthritis, and diabetes, just to name a few. As if you needed more motivation to do things differently! So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself sorted, be proactive in reaching out to someone that can truly support you and keep you accountable, so you find long-term wellness.

Connect with the right person for you here and take a step in the right direction without looking back.

Further reading: - Dietitians Association of Australia - The Nutrition Society of Australia