For 5 weeks, I have been breaking down the top five “health rules” that I BREAK.
One thing that I pray for you is that you never take any person’s opinion as fact. While some of these “rules” might work for you, I would say the majority of people it is actually hurting rather than helping them. Even when I tell you my opinion, you need to decide for yourself if you will benefit from this or not. You need to test it out by applying it to your life, listen to how your body reacts and then by making YOUR OWN DECISION.
Last week’s rule was EAT EVERYTHING IN MODERATION. I’d love to hear your opinions so don’t forget to stop by my Facebook page and leave questions or comments!
This is the last week! Of course, I saved the best for last!
Health "rule": LOSING WEIGHT IS ALL ABOUT DIET AND EXERCISE, MOSTLY DIET THOUGH.
I’m smiling right now while reading that statement. Yes, there is a lot of truth to this. But the weight loss experts want you to believe this is the end all and be all to weight loss. They make a lot of money giving you meal plans, food lists, exercise routines/videos and so on.
You’re probably thinking, “Aren’t you one of them?” Actually, I REALLY hope you know me enough by now to understand this is not what I want to help women with the most. I don’t give out any of the above. I am actually not an expert in any of those.
I am an expert in mindset shift. I am an expert in perspective change. I am an expert in helping you see where your mind might have some errors.
This is the truth; weight loss has more to do with your mind than it does with diet and exercise. You can have the best food to eat and the most efficient workout routine, but if you don’t eat the food or do the workout, it doesn’t matter.
Every client I’ve ever had KNEW EXACTLY what they needed to lose weight. They just couldn’t follow through. Or they would lose weight only to gain it back again. NOTHING SEEMED TO STICK. Which meant they felt stuck, hopeless, self-defeated and guilty. They believed there was just something wrong with them. Genetics, relationships or lack of knowledge would be a few of the reasons they thought they were overweight.
But none of these things make you overweight. There are plenty of people with obese parents that maintain a healthy weight. There are people that have toxic or even abusive relationships that maintain a healthy weight. There are people that are mentally disabled that maintain a healthy weight.
So, what is the real problem?
The thoughts that go through our head. What we believe and how we see the world. These are the things that determine how we feel which ultimately leads to how we act.
Some of you might say, “I do think these things and I’m still over weight.” Do you just think them or do you believe them? It is one thing to know something intellectually, it is a whole other story to believe it. Many people know who Jesus is but don’t necessarily BELIEVE.
How do I know if someone believes these things? Well, I can see it in their actions. According to Merriam-Webster a belief is a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing. Did you read that? A STATE or HABIT of mind. That means the mind keeps thinking it. If your mind keeps thinking it, it creates action in our lives.
So, lets sum this up. Weight loss isn’t just about diet and exercise. Weight loss is also about changing your mind, your thinking. Change your mind and your thinking, your body will follow.
I’ve lived it, seen it, and know that you can do it too.
Let me leave you with these three verses, for they speak for themselves:
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; Ephesians 4: 22-23
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
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