Okay, so when I say “diets don’t work”, let me clarify.
Diets DO work in the short term by helping you lose weight, but ultimately they FAIL in the long term because you gain that weight back, plus some! So why oh why do you keep trying to follow a diet? And let’s be real for a minute. When you visit a registered dietitian nutritionist and ask for a “meal plan”, that is just a nicer way to say diet. If you don’t understand what I mean, read my story here.
So, let’s understand a little about why you might be resistant to giving up dieting.
- Perhaps you think that a diet is the only way to lose weight. (Wrong!)
- Perhaps you are too scared to trust that you actually know how to eat if you would just listen to your body. (I get that this might be true, but I can help you learn to re-trust your body again!)
- Perhaps you really don’t want to be successful in losing weight. (Bingo!)
Wait, what did I just say? You don’t really want to lose weight? That’s insane. Of course you do, that’s why you try diet after diet, right?
I want to focus on that third bullet point. Dig deep down and ask yourself if you really want to lose the weight forever. What are your fears around shedding the layers that are possibly protecting you? What do you need to be protected from?
Consider some of the following beliefs that you might be holding onto, and understand these are preventing you from moving forward on your journey towards a body you love.
Do you ever say any of the following?
“I’m destined to be fat.”
“I will gain the weight back so why bother.”
“I won’t be able to trust myself around food.”
“Losing weight and changing my habits is hard, I’ll never be able to do it.”
These are all beliefs that MUST be knocked down, smashed through and turned upside down or you will still stay stuck where you are forever!
Sit in a quiet room and think. Just think about these beliefs you have around losing weight and your body. Then commit to getting the support you need to change your thought patterns and your behaviors.
Listen, I know you want to do this yourself. I get it. It’s embarrassing to ask for support, so you think.
I’m here to tell you there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Come join other women (and some men) who are on the journey towards breaking down these negative beliefs and who are now believing in themselves. Click here and join our community, for free.
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