Weight loss struggles
You’re not alone in your desire to change your weight, but your story is personal. Your motivation may be driven by your health, self-image, or something else. Maybe you’ve gradually gained a few pounds over the years and you’re determined to stop gaining. Perhaps your weight has gone up and down like the tide, and your tide is high (again).
History repeats itself
If you’ve lost weight and gained it back, you already know how hard it is to lose weight and keep it off. The vast majority of weight loss diets fail, giving you a round trip ticket to your previous weight within five years. While improved health is often the motivation for weight loss, the outcome of weight cycling actually puts a strain on health – not to mention the emotional impact. This sobering information is worth considering, especially if you’re on the tipping point of doing whatever it takes to lose weight.
It’s important to acknowledge that some have lost weight and successfully kept it off over the years. Long-term success requires a healthful mix of sustainable life style changes – including satisfying dietary changes, physical activity, positive self-image and a strong support system.
Fact: Weight alone does not indicate health status.
A few reasons why weight loss diets fail
- Diets deprive the body and senses, eventually backfiring.
- Diets have a beginning and an end. When old habits creep back, weight creeps up.
- Diets tend to widen the gap of communication between you and your body.
If your battle with weight is ongoing, it’s time to change your approach.
If you’re ready to get off the weight loss roller coaster or halt your steady weight gain, I can help you find your way back to the intuitive eater you were at birth. Babies are born with the innate ability to sense when they are hungry and when they are full. When caregivers respond to cues properly, babies continue to be attuned to their own internal senses. However, culture inevitably interferes to varying degrees, starting at a young age. The power of cultural influences on eating and self-image is staggering. I’ll provide tools and techniques to help you turn down the volume to outside voices while turning up the volume to your internal voices.
Will I lose weight?
Intuitive eaters tend to seek out a variety of foods that are satisfying, and eat amounts, on average, that provide the right amount of energy. This allows weight to stabilize – a healthier alternative to the constant weight loss/gain cycle. Weight loss can occur – but it’s a side effect, not a goal.