Weight loss can be a challenge for many of us. In fact, a 2016 report shows over 1.9 billion adults are overweight worldwide, leading to health complications like depression, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
Aside from that, many of us use food to cope with daily stress and emotions. This leaves us feeling tired, unhappy and frustrated when we try to lose weight.
So why is this happening, and what can we do about it? Nutritional therapist and health coach, Pamella Arnold, explains:
After my first breakup at 19, I found comfort in food. It was the only way I could numb the pain inside. I assumed I’d stay slim forever, but my emotional eating saw me gain around 26kg. Four years later, I was diagnosed with insulin resistance.
I knew something had to change, but I was stuck in a vicious cycle of losing and gaining weight. It took some time, but I finally accepted I was an emotional eater. Knowing the problem was the first step – but how could I solve it? I did a lot of diets, but the change came when I started studying nutrition, so I could help myself and others learn to lose weight and keep it off in a healthy way.
A couple years after graduating, I discovered weight loss takes more than dieting and exercise. The final piece of the puzzle is your mindset.
Healthy mind, healthy body
It may sound strange at first, but managing your weight starts with managing your mind and emotions. It’s why so many of us struggle to lose the last few kilos…and then gain them back again. We need to address the reasons why we overeat or under-exercise in the first place.
Armed with a healthy mind, it didn’t take long for me to lose weight – and keep it off for good. And now I help others do the same.
As a health coach, I teach my clients how to manage their minds and emotions. And as a nutritional therapist, I help them create and follow a plan tailored to them.
Many of my clients are high-achieving women struggling with emotional eating. Often, they already know what to eat and what to avoid, but their mindset keeps them from sticking to a plan and getting results. Just like my client Eleanor Dryden:
“I have been working with Pamella for nearly a year now. I came to her to work through issues relating to food and nutrition, but soon learned that the skills and tools she teaches had application in much broader elements of my life, and have helped me enormously with issues around anxiety, sleep, feeling overwhelmed and work related stress. It always surprises me that whatever I bring to a session, Pamella has a framework we can apply together and for me to keep applying myself outside of sessions.”
You’re the only one who has the power to change your mind and body. And I’m here to guide and support you to finally end your weight loss struggle and get the results you want.
Special offer to Vida Unique readers: Book a free call with Pamella, and get two free mindset and nutrition books when you sign up for a coaching package.
Go to www.pamellaarnold.com