Life as a chronic dieter is plagued with ups and downs, weight loss and weight gain. You want to find that one diet that works better than the rest, which will finally give you what you want, a new body. Well, a diet is not going to get you there. As you may realize by now you usually gain the weight back and then some, leaving you feeling sad, depressed and like a failure.
When you start a diet, do you set a goal as to how many pounds you want to lose? And, each week, or if we are really being honest here, each day you jump on the scale to see how much weight you lost. What happens when the number isn’t exactly what you had hoped for? It probably affects your mood and sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Why do you do this to yourself? Why do you let yourself be defined by a number? Are you married to the scale??
I encourage my clients who are on the journey to becoming an intuitive eater to put the weight loss and numbers game on the back burner for a while. Let’s not focus on the numbers. I recognize this is a very difficult thing to do since for all your years of dieting and being on formal weight loss diets where you would go to weekly meetings, you would also have weekly weigh-ins. I understand that up until now, the scale has been the only way you have measured your success.
Well that hasn’t worked, has it?
So, let’s try something different. Focus on being mindful in your eating, listening to your internal signals of hunger and satiety and make the best food choices for yourself that you can make. You will see that in time, weight loss will happen, without you even realizing it. The pants will become baggy, the skirt will be falling off, and the shirt will be swimming on you. Visualize this happening as part of the natural process of trusting your inner instincts and wisdom.
It’s time to divorce the scale!
Okay, I realize that this sounds nice and all but is likely difficult for you to do. You need assistance. You need support. You need encouragement. And, I am here for you if you want me to be.
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