Points, points, points; too much to think about all the time, so you decide to get in the zone. Oops, that’s way too complicated. Okay, I’ll move to South Beach. Wait a minute, how long can I stay there? Certainly not the rest of my life.
Conclusion: Diets only work while you are ON them. None of them can become an ongoing lifestyle. You go on a diet and then you eventually go off the diet When you go off the diet, what have you learned?! Have you changed your relationship with food? That is what got you your excess weight to begin with. Diets only address the symptoms, which is your excess weight, but they never get rid of the cause, which is what created your excess weight. That is why dieters simple recreate their overweight self again and again and again.
Being overweight has nothing to do with food, but everything to do with you; how you think about food, how you use food, your relationship with food. What is the solution to permanent weight loss? First, you have to be ready…fed up with your lose-gain lifestyle. Then, you need a plan. After all, you can’t go on a treasure hunt without a map! Next, you need action. Yes, you have to put ACTION into the plan. Finally, your plan needs tools, techniques, and a coach or mentor who will help lead you to your success.
Don’t think for one moment that you cannot do it! I did it! It was not UNTIL I stopped dieting that I lost all of my excess weight (43 pounds, 30 years ago) and learned to take care of myself without using food. If I can ever be of help to you, reach out!
Here’s to a new you…healthier, happier, and thinner!