I was reading a comment on a blog that I follow where the person stated, “I haven’t found a diet that works for me.” And I realized that many people feel the same. People are looking for the best diets that work. Guest what? Even though there are many diets out there, you will not find one that works in the long term.
Let’s face it. As a nation, we are obese! And we are all looking for that easy way out. We are looking for a diet pill or shake. Really we are looking for a magic potion to make us thin again.
In the article below I will explain to you why you have been struggling to lose weight and why being healthy goes hand in hand with weight loss.
It is more of a mindset than anything else. If you can fix your relationship with food, you can lose the weight.
Changing your relationship with food is simply when we eat food to nourish our body, rather than making us feel better. Often without even realizing it, we eat simply because we can.
For example, one day when I was first trying to lose weight, I noticed that I was eating some potato chips. I wasn’t even aware what I was doing. I had just about eaten half a bag. But the scary part was that I wasn’t even hungry. I was eating these chips simply because they were there.
This mindless eating is what got me fat. It made me realize that I was out of control and needed to make a change. But change didn’t come easily because I couldn’t simply quit. And this lack of control with food made feel feel like a total loser.
You see certain foods like highly processed foods and carbs are extremely addictive. It is difficult to simply quit eating them.
When many people feel out of control with their weight and diet, they want to do a “diet” and diets are restrictive. They make you feel like you have to be perfect. And the truth is that no one is perfect. Yet, when we do diets and they don’t work, we feel like big fat failures.
This is why diets don’t work.
But the good news is you can get healthy and feel in control as you lose weight by changing your relationship with food.
How do I change my relationship with food?
Educate yourself by learning the science of how your body uses nutrition to thrive. When you do this, you will quickly realize that most of the foods in stores are not even “real food”. And this crap that we eat is what is making us fat.
It is important to realize that carbs and sugar which comes from processed foods are what is making us fat and not well.
Once you realize that the food you eat is making you sick, you can start to eat healthier foods.
If you are struggling with your weight, please know it isn’t your fought and you are not alone. There is lots of support out there for those who are looking to finally find a solution.
In order to lose weight, you need to be ready to make a lifestyle change. A health coach can help you know where to start.
As a health coach, I am currently taking on new clients. My rates are very reasonable and I offer one on one counseling over the phone or Skype.
If you want to learn more about working with me, you can contact me a firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free consultation.
I will share with you how I lost 60 pounds and have help many others do the same. It is not about finding diets that work. It is about finding a healthy lifestyle and loving yourself!
You got this!