You aren’t new to the weight loss struggle.
You’ve tried countless diets and exercise routines. You’ve even been successful at shedding some pounds.
… but those long-lost pounds seem to keep finding their way back to you and you are just plain tired of this seemingly endless battle.
Friend, you can lose weight and keep it off by learning the top 20 things that no one tells you about how to truly be successful on your journey.
This is part two of a 20-part blog series that will give you a strong foundation of strategy you need to lose weight, keep it off, and start living the life you were born to live!
Some of what I share will be opposite of what all the diet gurus tell you, so read on with an open and prayerful mind and let God work on you from the inside out of your health and fitness journey!
You’ve had a long day.
In fact, your whole week has been overwhelming.
You finally get a free moment to yourself and there you are … standing in front of the open refrigerator or cabinet seeking out a late night snack.
Your plan … snack and relax.
Does this scenario resonate with you?
How about the scenario where you find yourself around family and friends where food is involved.
You’ve been trying to watch what you’re eating … trying to be healthy … but you find yourself under so much pressure that you end up caving and having some of your Aunt JoJo’s famous chocolate cake and your mother’s mouth watering apple pie.
Afterwards you feel so miserable you toss all of your weight loss goals to the curb and spiral down that pit we talked about in last week’s blog.
These are just two scenarios where WHY you are eating takes precedence over what you are eating.
But, that doesn’t make any sense! Right?
Actually, it makes perfect sense and it’s something that many of the weight loss professionals on the market won’t tell you.
Let’s explore a little more of why the WHY is key to helping you reach long-term, sustainable weight loss.
Finding out Why You Eat Will Help You Succeed on Your Weight Loss Journey
You usually hear that meal planning, list-making, and detailed tracking is the way to go when it comes to weight loss.
These methods do make sense, in fact, you may find you can lose weight and inches with these methods.
The real problem with these methods arise when they become the sole focus of your weight loss journey.
All of these methods have one thing in common - they are all external components of weight loss. Each and every one of these methods and the dozens of other methods out there require you to work externally to measure, count, track, etc.
The key piece of the puzzle missing is the one that will help you maintain your weight loss… and that all boils down to the WHY of the matter.
You see, God created food to act as fuel for your body. The food you place in your body is to provide the nutrients and energy you need to sustain life.However, your why for food intake may align with any number of reasons.
Do you find yourself eating more or eating off track when you are …
Bogged down with boredom.
Riddled with anxiety.
Overcome with stress.
Filled up with frustration.
Pressured by peers.
Hilariously happy and excited.
As you read, situations may have popped into your mind when you found yourself eating or eating off track when you encountered any of the examples listed. This is where you discover the WHY in your food intake.
Knowing your WHY is vital.
Are you eating to fuel your body or to fuel something else?
Are you eating to fill your body with nutrients and energy or are you trying to fix something or fill something within yourself?
If you find yourself eating to find relief or to people please, the food intake is acting as a band-aid in covering up what you really need.
When you begin to understand WHY you are eating, that’s when you can begin to fix the real problem … because the real problem isn’t you and it isn’t food.
When you can get to the root of the WHY, you can and will lose weight and keep it off!
You can take a deeper dive into finding your WHY by jumping on a free discovery call. Set your call with me today and get on the way to getting the simple, proven, and God-rooted steps to walk and live in weight loss success.