Weight Loss Mum

Local Mum Josie Hunt is a coach for Weight Watchers and has some great tips for those of us trying to shed pounds. Josie blogs for us all about weight watching!

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My first Weight Loss Mum Local Mums Online vlog…all about my Weight Watchers journey

Lifestyle and balance
I first sat down to write this blog in March but I think I got as far as sitting down.  That's just how it goes sometimes, right? We have good intentions but they don’t always last! This post is going to be really simple. 

Last time I spoke about mindset and wanting to lose weight. This time I tackle lifestyle, another major factor affecting weight loss. I'm sure most of us who have struggled to lose weight will have had a load of reasons about why it wasn't working. Typical excuses are birthdays, special occasions (I've certainly over-indulged this Easter!), being led astray by partners or friends, irresistible chocolate at the checkout…  

All I have to say is this: these are not reasons or excuses, this is what we call real life. We can't expect the world to come to a standstill while we diet our way to a weight we want to be. 

So, what can you do? Manage your expectations. Don’t pine for the size 10 body you had pre kids or in your teens.  I love a quote and my favourite one is this:

'Your happy weight is the weight you are when you are living the healthiest lifestyle you actually enjoy'. 

You need to decide what sacrifices you are truly prepared to make. I love Prosecco. And gin. If I didn’t, I would have the nine stone figure I once had. Much as I'd love this (!), I'm not prepared to cut them out of my life because they make me happy. And so I accept the number on the scale, closer to ten and I smile as I sip my drink. 

If you deny yourself something, all you do is crave it and inevitably give in at some point. This often leads you back to square one. So that's my point. Work out what you enjoy, what you're willing to do without and take it from there...

Find out more about Josies’s Weight Watchers groups here

Losing weight…

If you have clicked on this blog, I'm guessing you want to lose weight.  Or at least see if I have the miracle answer or tell you where you can buy will-power. Well I can't do the latter I'm afraid – I'm yet to see bottles of will-power in the supermarkets.  What I can do is help you with the first.

OK, so maybe "miracle answer" is a bit extreme, but in order to successfully lose weight AND keep it off, it really can be quite simple with the right mind-set.

I am a nutritionist and weight loss coach currently working for Weight Watchers.  Every member that sticks to the plan will tell you it works, because these members have the right mind-set to make it work.

Here's the science
We need to follow a food plan that creates a calorie deficit. Apart from health-related issues, the two main factors that stand in our way are mind-set and lifestyle. I will be addressing lifestyle in my next blog, so for now, let's think about mind-set. Your mind-set is the set of attitudes you hold; how you let your mind control your behaviours.  

So, how can you change your mind-set and make it work for you? Here's where you step in – you have to WANT to lose weight. You have to believe in yourself and believe you CAN do it.

You can find helpful suggestions for shifting your mind-set in the hundreds of books and websites dedicated to the subject.  For now, I want you to do one small thing.  Take a piece of paper and write down one reason why you want to lose weight and one reason why you DESERVE to lose weight.  Stick it somewhere you will see it every day, and start to believe it. The rest will fall into place once you decide what diet plan you are going to follow.

This is your start.  


You want to lose weight,

You deserve it,

You CAN do it.

Find out more about Josies’s Weight Watchers groups here

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About Josie Hunt

I am a local Carshalton Mum who has worked as a teacher for 17 years. After the birth of my twins in 2011 I  joined Weight Watchers to help me shift the weight I gained during pregnancy. Not only did I lose the weight but I also began to develop a passion for health and nutrition.  I then completed a course in Nutrition for Weight Management in 2015. After helping several friends with their own weight loss struggles I decided to become a weight loss consultant and currently work as a coach for Weight Watchers alongside my teaching job.  I love helping people achieve their dreams and believe that your best weight is whatever weight you reach when you're living the healthiest life you actually enjoy. 

Josie Hunt
Weight Watchers
Tel: 07841613060
Email: jhunt@weight-watchers.co.uk

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