Have you ever noticed that you get hyper-excited about starting something new, then hit a little bit of a wall and stop, then decide to start again and stop again? The excitement and defeat cycle can create frustration, feelings of failure, and moving further away from your goal. In reference to weight loss and dieting, it can be more than frustrating, but can also create a sense of desperation. It appears many are looking for a quick fix and the next best thing.
Would you agree that it is better to lose excess fat more slowly and keep it permanently off, than always being consumed with dieting?
I have seen first hand that it is far better to go at fat loss slowly and feel good about oneself, which leads to feelings of ease and success and it is SOOOO hard and frustrating to be in that mindset of disgust, discouragement, and desperation. Also, the word “dieting” alone conjures up all types of unworthy and negative feelings.
Seeing clients and friends stuck in the lose weight – gain weight cycle is frustrating. I know that it is even more disconcerting and frustrating for those going through these cycles. In my heart I knew there had to be a solution to end the frustration and to discover something that will create fat loss that lasts a lifetime without dieting, to discontinue the negative thoughts about food and their bodies, and to feel good in their skin without worry.
Believe it or not, there is a way to stop this cycle BUT – it requires a much slower process. It is not a guaranteed you will lose “x” pounds by “x” date.
If you knew you could create sustainable permanent fat loss and never diet again would you give yourself the opportunity if it took one year?
WHAT!!!! Did I say 1 YEAR?
YES, I DID.
That is the secret sauce – it takes time. The solution is not trying another diet. If a diet worked in the past, you would not be “trying” another one. The feelings associated with going on a diet tend to be negative, or “bad.” These thoughts are what have kept most people in the continuous dieting cycle. It takes time to not feel the stress about the unhealthy thoughts you have programmed about your body.
I have found that the method I use applies to anyone regardless of age and other health factors. When you are able to take a step back to learn, practice, and SLOWLY form habits that lead to sustainable permanent fat loss you can end the cycle year in and year out of attempting to lose weight. Here is another strange secret – you may find that you do not lose actual pounds on the scale but that you lose fat and size.
The habits and behaviors you develop become part of what you do without “trying” or “forcing.” With the new practices, you become comfortable, and at ease not feeling like a stranger in your own body, there are no feelings of torture or deprivation.
With time to discover you learn the:
Best food choices for YOU
Best movement choices for YOU
Best opportunities for self-care you enjoy
It does not take willpower
It is not difficult
It is not another diet
If you are tired of finding success at first, hitting a roadblock, then failing and throwing in the towel only to look yet again for something that will work, then honestly, look no further but give yourself the gift of time and never go on another diet again.
SLOWING DOWN and HAVING SUCCESS feels GREAT! It works.
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WHY I KNEW THERE WAS A BETTER WAY
After working in fitness for a few years, I knew things had to be different for people to succeed at achieving a healthy body weight to experience the things they want to enjoy for a long healthy life.
When I began personal training, the thought was that a client would start a new program with the “goal” of losing 1 -2 pounds/week. Throughout the years of coaching, I have adapted different nutrition protocols that while they work, still take time to change and follow. I found that for most people many other life factors happen, and diets appear to be too restrictive to follow in the midst of everyday life, with work, kids, family, social events, and other stressors.
In addition, to one on one coaching, I will be launching a 49 Day Be Healthy & Fit Program in the Fall. This program is designed to introduce the 7 fundamental changes our bodies require for sustainable, viable, healthy, and happy bodies.