Large and In-Charge
There’s always an excuse to put off getting to your best and HAPPIEST self. A social event, a birthday, a tough project at work, the holidays, a wedding, a party, “I will after…” the winter/summer ends, etc. The fact of the matter is that if you keep waiting for life to offer you an open window of time to “start eating better” it probably isn’t happening any time soon. So you’re putting your improved health on a perpetual hold.
The reality is that most people dread the commitment and discipline when it comes to making changes to improve our health/lose excess body fat. And most of us fear the possibility of failing. But making dietary changes doesn’t have to be so daunting.
Yo Yo YO!
We all have heard the term “yo-yo” dieting. The real truth is that the “Diet Mentality”, as discussed in the Intuitive Eating Program, is the real culprit. The word “Diet” means that you will be told what to eat, how to eat, when to eat and when to stop eating. It means deprivation or a mini-starvation and also means the inability for sustainability (i.e. you can’t eat like that on-going). You may lose the weight, but you probably won’t enjoy the process and you will probably gain it all back and maybe a bit extra. Aren’t you so sick of the diet cycle?
Weight loss is 2 simple factors. Numbers and commitment. We all know that the hardest part is getting started and we all want instant gratification. Many clients come to me and say, “I don’t want to count calories.” My response, “Well okay, do you know about how many calories you are eating a day? (Blank Face). And do you know about how many calories you are supposed to be intaking each day?” (Blank Face). Nuff said. You don’t have to count calories forever but you do need to learn and educate yourself on whats on your plate so that you know what you are eating. And then calorie counting, the vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting and bad food feelings go away forever.
Diets Make You Fatter
Harsh but true. Every time you go on a diet, your metabolic rate slows down a little because your body begins to depend on less calories. So when you go back to your regular eating, you body has a re-established AMR (Active Metabolic Rate) and will begin to store more calories then it did pre-diet because it now thinks that it needs less. Sounds like a lose/lose doesn’t it?
Are you ready to learn how to have a healthy and balanced relationship with food? Are you ready to learn what foods best serve your body? Are you ready to finally get off the diet rollercoaster once and for all? Are you ready to take control of your health once and for all? Say hello at www.soflowellbody.com