Do you know how to lose weight?
Do you know that if you consistently ate healthier and moved your body more you would most likely lose weight? Yes, of course!
Most of the women I work with know what the basics are to losing weight. Over the past eight years I have worked with smart and educated women just like yourself! I have coached women in a variety of professions from teachers, executive directors, stay-at-home moms, nurses, marriage counselors and even nutritionists.
Why is it that both you and these other women know how to lose weight, but you’re not doing the behaviors that would result in weight loss? You may even be a professional dieter and know all the calorie levels and portion sizes of food. The truth is that it is not a knowledge issue.
Most women know that they need to eat healthier and move their body more. When you find yourself not doing it–or using food to cope with stress–there is a gap that needs to be addressed! Or, you may even be resistant and not wanting to do the things that you know would help you drop the weight. Either way it is ok, I understand. I was once there myself.
Over the next few months I’m going to begin to talk about and help you understand this gap.
Today I would like you to know…REALLY know, that all those weight loss programs that you have done, all those ‘failed diet attempts’ and regaining the same pounds over and over again was not due to YOUR failure but instead what you NEEDED was not included in that diet. The diet’s failed you.
Because, you see, a diet will not help you overcome an emotional eating issue. A diet deals only with food and activity, NOT an emotional issue. I want you to know even if just for today, you are not alone in your struggles and your weight problem is not because you are not smart enough or educated enough.
To overcome an emotional eating problem you need to have a comprehensive approach that is one step at a time; addressing the mental, emotional, nutritional and physical aspects while providing REAL tools so that you CAN let go of the need to use food a little more each day.
Know that you are not alone. Decide that today you are letting go of the self-blame and beating yourself up about past diet failures. Just for today, be kind to yourself.