It’s that time of year again when you get on the diet bandwagon. Nearly everyone does. And they all did it last year at the same time.
Weight loss that lasts doesn’t happen on a yearly cycle. Nearly every person who diets loses weight, then regains it. Plus some.
Do you measure your life by the scale?
Dieting is difficult to maintain, in the long term. That’s why weight losses become weight re-gains. To break the cycle you need to change your approach. Sometimes that begins with working on your heart — your internal motivation that moves you to lose weight. You need to UNDIET.
UnDieting begins by looking first to your hear, to your relationship with yourself, then to food and exercise. When you begin with food first, or jump into a vigorous exercise regime, it’s not sustainable. Your willpower gives out, and you end up back where you started…likely with a lighter wallet.
I would like to invite you to take a look at The UnDiet Project. Not a diet, I have been involved with it from its inception, and it really has helped me keep lost pounds from reappearing. It has also gifted to me new perspectives, not only about weight loss, but my daily life.
Instead of measuring your life by the scale, will you join me in The UnDiet Project? Please check out this announcement. Like me, I know you will be pleasantly surprised.
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The heart of The UnDiet Project are Daily Life Affirmations, among its many features. Here is a sample of one…
Life Affirmation 1: Do Not Cure, Heal Your Weight
When there is pain deep in your heart it can show up in many ways. One of those ways is eating inappropriately.
What you eat…how often you eat…what you don’t eat… are subconsciously influenced by what is going on inside you. Because it is subconscious, it is easy to not notice, or ignore it. But the health of your body reveals it. Looking in the mirror, noticing your vitality and daily energy level, bouts with health challenges, these reveal the symptoms of that internal struggle.
When those outward symptoms become a clear mandate to do something different with your eating, the impulse reaction is to diet. And that is where things go terribly wrong.
You have been told…we all have…that dieting, cleanses, drugs, bouts of vigorous exercise, and countless “weight loss tips” are the right thing to do. In our culture they are “virtuous” assaults on the problem.
Doing nothing is not virtuous…it just means you are lazy, or not committed, or don’t see the problem, or are happy with your overweight but otherwise healthy body. Have you ever felt that way? Has anyone ever told you something akin to that? Of course, none of that is true, but somehow we are lead to believe them.
We have all been conditioned to “do something about our weight.” In the end, the evidence shows, that a year later, our intense concentration “to do something” did not solve the problem. In fact, in nearly every case it made it worse.
What gets missed in all this effort to “do something” is that the approaches you take…the ones we all take…are to treat the symptom — excess weight. What is missing is the awareness that your body doesn’t need fixing. It is doing what it was designed to do. What is that? It reacts to your actions toward it. Feed it inappropriately, ignore its need for exercise, and it does what it is supposed to do — it shows you the symptoms, the direct results of your actions (and inactions).
So, do not “cure” your body of its weight gain symptoms. You need those symptoms to guide you to do the right things, the sustaining things, the healthy things your body requires.
So, what should you be doing?
(…read the remainder, and new daily inspiring Life Affirmations, with The UnDiet Project.)
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