Does losing weight seem like an elusive process?
You've tried before, you haven't succeeded.
Now you're a bit gun shy.
You don't know what when wrong, so you don't know how to fix it.
You're following lots of weight loss experts online, but that's not helping. There are so many, and they each claim to have the answer.
What do you do?
I know it can be a struggle, most of the time utterly confusing.
So how do we simplify?
Well let's take some inspiration from the green cross code.
Yes, that's right, the code you use to teach your kids to cross the road.
After all, that has to be the epitome of simple.
This is your guide to successful weight loss.
First things first.
Everyone's got an opinion on the best diet, the best exercise, the best way to lose weight. And if you're trying to listen to everyone you'll be confused, frustrated and you'll want to rip your out your hair.
You won't know what to do or where to start.
The danger of trying to follow too many theories, too many protocols is that you won't do any of them well. Kind of like a jack of all trades, master of none.
So stop. Take a step back and breathe.
Get some perspective.
Choose a few supporting theories that make sense to you. Scrap the rest.
Yes, the theories should be backed up with evidence, but it should make sense to you. It should be something you can get behind. Something you see the point to.
It could be more about the person/people giving you those theories. Because let's face it, some people just rub you up the wrong way.
That's fine. Whatever the reason choose a few supporting theories, protocols, and stick to them.
Declutter, quieten down the noise.
Take a moment to look. Look at yourself.
This isn't a metaphorical look. I mean actually look.
Grab a full length mirror and look at yourself.
You know, you only look bad because you tell yourself you look bad.
But imagine you are your own best friend and look at yourself through her eyes. What would you say then?
Would you notice her sparkly eyes?
Would you comment on her radiant smile?
Would you tell her that she has impeccable dress sense?
Look at your body with an impartial eye. Ok there may still be points you'd like to work on, but are there really as many as you first thought?
I've never liked my belly. Even when I was at my smallest, my belly was still there.
It's still there now. It's still a bit wobbly, a bit bigger than I'd really like it to be.
But you know what, so what.
There are so many things I love about my body. My eyes, my smile, my boobs, my bum. So there's one thing that isn't how I would truly love it to be. It just doesn't bother me.
I could absolutely work on it, but there are so many other things going on in my life that are more important.
Would my best friend call me fat and hideous just because my belly is a bit wobbly? No she would not. So why would I?
Look at your body and work out what you really want to change.
Are you hoping weight loss will lead to something else?
Are you sure weight loss is actually what you want?
Listen to your body.
It will tell you all you need to know.
Listen to what you're telling yourself when you reach for that chocolate biscuit.
What is your body telling you when you get the afternoon slump? It's really not that you need more coffee and more chocolate.
What is your body telling you when you get out of breath walking up the stairs? It's not that you need to take it easier on yourself.
Listen for that self-critic as well.
She will want to creep up and tell you you can't do it. You may as well give in. Or that you're not worthy, you're not good enough.
You are worth it you know.
And you will succeed.
Listen to your body. Listen to your mind.
So get crossing that road.
Use the code and you'll do it safely. You'll get to the other side.
Always remember never to cross the road when the green man is flashing.
If you want a guide to help you, contact me.
© e-Slimmer 2021
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