What if losing weight were easy?
I know it is a bold statement. I know because if someone had said that to me a while back when I was eating all I wanted and complaining that some people are ‘just skinny’ and ‘they have lucky genes’ I would have given them one of my ‘what poop are you talking about’ glares.
So when I finally sorted out my eating plan recently I discovered so much more about who I am is reflective in what I eat.
My old eating patterns went something like this…
“If I felt good about myself I ate well with appropriately sized portions”
“If my life was not going so well, I ate badly – I ate large, greedy portions and unhealthy choices”
All of my eating was a reflection of what was going on in my mind
And I really wanted to stop this. Really, really! I was fed up with beating my body up. I used to use food as a weapon of healthy destruction, as my way of silently saying ‘life is not going according to plan’.
So what changed?
I found a way to eat that makes my body work better than before. I feel clean, I ache less, I do not have headaches, I have clarity of thought post eating and there is not a jot of doubt in my mind that when I eat, and it is not at mealtimes, it is only because of my emotions.
OK my ‘secret’ is I now understand a way of eating that makes total sense to how my body functions, how it works as a machine. Rather than how my mind ‘feels’ about food and what I fancy taking over and making the decisions.
If you thought of your body as a business and anything you put in it was only based on ‘what you fancied’ it wouldn’t last long would it?
So what if you only fed your body what it needed and could use to achieve it’s highest potential? That you gave it only what it needed, when it needed it and how it needed it. It could then use all that you give it, it would function correctly, be able to support itself and its requirements (physically and mentally) and it would feel so much better for it. How could you say no to this?
But take a look around you. If you had to do a straw poll on all the friends and colleagues you know, how many of them are at a healthy weight? By that I mean slim – so that their body is not having to carry any excess weight – no extra baggage. How many? Its a very low percentage isn’t it.
Why is that?
Because we believe that
- it is tough to be slim
- to ‘diet’ is the only way to reduce weight
- to go to the gym every night is essential in losing weight
- to only eat salads is the only way to keep weight off
I found my plan that made sense to me – so much that I couldn’t then say I don’t know why my legs are fat!
I ask you. If you knew that what you ate had a direct impact on your every thought, what changes would you make?