Have you ever really thought about why you want to lose weight?
Maybe you think it is because you want to look better in clothes, feel sexier, or be healthier. There are many reasons why people want to lose weight. I had those kinds of reasons, too.
What I didn’t realize until AFTER I lost weight was the real bonus of achieving that goal.
It wasn’t getting on the scale and seeing a number that was considerably smaller than the ones I’d seen for decades.
It wasn’t not having to buy queen-sized (how’s that for a euphemism?) or extra-large clothes anymore.
It wasn’t even improving my cholesterol and reducing my risk of heart attack, stroke or diabetes.
The best thing wasn’t losing the 50 pounds.
It was freedom. Liberation. Peace.
Freedom from the urge to reach for sweets or crunchy snacks whenever I felt stressed, frustrated, angry or bored.
Freedom from feeling that weight in my gut that caused inertia from too much food after every meal.
Freedom from food obsession and letting food control me.
Freedom from a fixation about my weight.
Freedom from food cravings.
Freedom from over-desiring food.
If you’re reading this and are overweight or diet-thin, you may be wondering “What the heck?” Years ago, I would have thought the same thing. When I was 50 pounds heavier, I wasn’t thinking about freedom. I was thinking about food and fat.
Because I didn’t know that freedom was the pot of gold at the end of the weight loss rainbow. I didn’t know I would arrive at that place because I had no idea it even existed!
You see, it isn’t a place you can get to by going on a diet. Sure, around 3% of people can successfully lose weight by going on a diet. But when you take the diet route, you miss the pot of gold. And no freedom.
The reason is that on a diet, you don’t get freedom from food obsession. In fact, you have to stay obsessed about not gaining the weight back. Diet-thin people stay fixated about their weight. They still have food cravings. They still want to eat compulsively when life throws them a curve ball.
So even when diets work, they really don’t because you don’t get the best benefit--making peace with food and your body.
When you lose weight the Weight Loss for Foodies way, you actually figure out what is causing you to overeat, fix that, and then you don’t gain it back.
You learn how to approach your emotions without resorting to food to distract you from them.
You learn how to be satisfied eating the amount of food your body actually needs so it stops storing fat for later. You stop over-desiring food.
You eat what you love in a way that will cause you to stop having cravings.
Isn’t it time you made peace with food and your body, and lost the weight for good?
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