Are you spinning your wheels without any success? Many people come to me looking for the answer; the secret to weight loss. What can I tell them they haven’t already heard? With the endless amount of nutrition articles, weight loss products, low-calorie meal plans, and even nutrition facts on menus – there is no fact or piece of information that hasn’t been already published.
What do I say to those who feel like they’ve read every diet book and tried every plan out there? I say “It’s not another diet you need. What you need is to slow down, take care of yourself, and make food a priority.” Food needs to be a priority, a part of daily self-care because without (the right balance and amounts) of it your body simply doesn’t work right.
If weight loss (the scale), or work, or taking care of other people, or depression, or your email account is at the top of your daily priority list, you may very likely feel chronically “stuck”. How can you possibly feel energized enough or motivated to make getting good fuel in a priority if you’re not taking care of you? Start by learning to Strive For Progress, Not Perfection.
Really think about that… about slowing down, focusing on what YOU NEED to make some room for balanced meals, a real breakfast, some time to be physically active. Eating right for your body is not something that is just going to happen after a lifetime of dieting. You need to re-learn how to eat WITHOUT dieting. That’s right, without dieting. The diets are keeping you “stuck” because you are putting your energy into dieting, not into your own needs. Ready to put a little more energy into your own needs? Hooray!
If you clicked on this post, hoping you would truly find the next secret to weight loss success – let it be a reminder to you that you already know all the “secrets”. That maybe what you need is some guidance away from diets and on how to find a healthful middle ground. A place where all foods can fit, where you sleep and move little more, and don’t spend the time you DO have feeling guilty or wallowing in your own sorrows about what “bad” foods you ate during the day.
There is so much room in your life to live, to enjoy experiences, and to form relationships when you let go of the time and energy spent on dieting. Are you ready to let go and make room for you?
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