Solve the weight loss sabotage mystery
Do you sabotage you weight loss efforts?
I sure used to.
If you keep giving up on your weight loss goal, you might finally be ready to try something radically different…
Instead of a new diet you just might be ready to try some powerful and fail-proof weight-releasing self-love.
Because, as cheesy as the following sounds, it’s true:
Successful weight loss is a journey of learning to love and look after yourself.
But you might gloss over the statement above until the day comes when you have no choice but to take a self-loving approach.
And when you do, it will work…
… and you will be greatly relieved!
The key to permanent weight loss
I’ve learned that the only way to permanently unburden your body of excess weight is to practice oodles of genuine self-love.
Are you rolling your eyes at that?
Are you saying, “Look, Sunshine, I’ll love myself when I’ve lost the weight but I’m not going to be loving myself while I’m like this, got it?”
If you feel this way, it’s okay! It’s common and you can start taking steps to dump your sabotage patterns from here. No worries.
So… what can you do to start your self-love journey even if you feel resistance?
What do you need to do to start unravelling your sabotage patterns and begin releasing the excess weight?
Self-love is the answer but what does it look like?
Rest assured, self-love is not about over-indulging in the foods you forbid yourself when you’re on a diet. That isn’t self-love. (In fact forbidding foods you enjoy isn’t self-love either but let’s not get into that in this post.)
Back in the days when I had next to zero self-love and was stuck in an on-again, off-again dieting cycle, I was totally hooked on reading weight loss magazines. I particularly pored over the success stories. (Well, who doesn’t love a makeover?) I was always on the lookout for the magic food or fitness gadget that would change my results so I too could be a “success story”. I thought if I copied the diet and exercise regimes that were detailed in the articles, I would be like these people who had achieved what I just couldn’t seem to. Over and over I tried to lose my excess kilos and keep them off but I always ended up throwing in the towel.
When I look back now, the idea of self-love was cunningly disguised in those success stories. The term hadn’t yet gained currency. Instead the importance of motivation was beginning to be highlighted.
My curiosity was piqued when I realised that my start/stop pattern with weight loss attempts seemed to have little to do with my choice of diet and/or exercise program. Rather it had something to do with how motivated I felt on any given day.
I began to notice how my motivation fluctuated. “Swung wildly” might be a more accurate description.
It dawned on me that if I could maintain the high level of motivation that I started each weight loss attempt with, I would stop throwing in the towel.
And if I stopped the sabotage, I would finally achieve my goal.
So, I started to research motivation and motivation strategies, specifically which motivation strategy works best for weight loss.
Next time we meet here at Birds on the Blog, I’ll let you know the best motivation strategy for weight loss and how it’s linked to self-love. More importantly, I’ll show you exactly how to step into weight-releasing self-love even if you don’t feel you’re ready for it but you want to get rid of your excess kilos.