I’m sorry. I admit it. I just used that subject line to get you to look at this post.
If you have followed me at all you know that over the last year or so I’ve gone through a pretty big mindset shift around weight loss. I’ve written about it many different times and ways. You can read some of what I’m talking about here Freedom From Weight Loss, here 3 Secrets Your Trainer Doesn’t Want You To Know!, here 4 Diet Red Flags Diet To Avoid and there’s a bunch of other posts, too.
It’s something that I feel very strongly about because I see firsthand the damage that diet culture has on people, particularly women. It is considerable and it is devastating.
I just want to simply sum a few things up in this post. Let’s keep it neat and simple.
1. Forget about losing weight.
I can’t say this enough.
YOU DO NOT WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT,
YOU WANT WHAT YOU THINK LOSING WEIGHT WILL GET YOU.
Take some time to figure out what you think that is and I guarantee that you will experience a seismic shift in how you feel and see yourself and your results, in general.
2. Forgive yourself.
The multi-billion dollar weight loss industry thrives by making you feel horrible about yourself so you’ll continue to buy stuff. They push that agenda by making almost everything difficult.
Diets that are impossible to follow long-term.
Food that is scientifically created to make you want more, MORE, MORE!! And with no nutritional value on top of it.
Ads that make it all seem so easy for everyone else and thereby making you feel like a failure.
This is all part of a culture that is intentionally setting you up to fail! Once you start to understand that, you can start to see this in action and work your way out of it.
3. Understand that it’s not the food.
You know you should eat vegetables.
You know an apple is healthier than a candy bar.
You know that grilled chicken is healthier is than fried chicken.
If you know these things, than you know about everything you really need to know about putting together a pretty healthy diet. That’s the truth.
Once you realize that, then you’re free to do the work that really matters.
I hope this helps.
Let me know what you think.
Mitch Rothbardt, CPT, PN Level 2 Lean Eating Coach, FMS, Egoscue PAS
2861 Grove Way