The Biggest Breakthrough My Clients Are Having
How have you been holding up during this Quarantine? I have had weeks where I’m feeling really productive and inspired (today happens to be one of those days!) and I also have weeks where it’s a struggle to do much of anything. If you’re experiencing a similar roller coaster, know that it’s okay and valid.
When I can, I’m using this time to read and learn as much as I can and I have been diving into the book, Health and Every Size, because I’m fascinated by the research around how our bodies work to maintain our weight. If you’re interested in learning more about this, let me know so I can make sure to share more!
This is really so aligned with my private health coaching practice in the sense that you can live a healthy vibrant life, feel at peace with food and your body, without the pressure to chase the thin ideal- which honestly is exhausting and anything but peaceful.
I read something the other day that I wanted to share and this is related to my last post about the setpoint weight theory. For just a moment, think about how much energy you’ve spent on dieting. How much money have you spent on diet books, magazines, subscriptions, shakes, memberships, and diet food? How much time and energy have you spent worrying about food, missing out on social events, counting calories, measuring your food, eating food that tastes like cardboard, having meltdowns every time you’re in a dressing room or at a restaurant?
It’s probably a lot, and I know this because I too have been there.
Why is it that we’re not spending the same time, energy, and money on resources to help us shrink our feet? Or grow six inches taller?
It’s because we don’t see those things as changeable.
For some reason we’ve been led to believe that our weight is changeable long term but we haven’t really seen any evidence that that’s true. Sure we can lose a few pounds here and there in the short term, but it’s so rare to see long lasting weight loss.
More and more evidence is suggesting that our bodies have a setpoint weight where they function optimally, and much like the size of your feet or your height, it’s not really within your control.
What if we just focused on feeling our best? What if we added lifestyle changes that supported the life we want to live and supported our health, rather than being on this hamster wheel of trying to make our bodies smaller?
Think about how much more time, energy, and money you’d have for the things that really matter in your life. What would you do with it?
How much lighter would you feel if you trusted in your bones that you weren’t a failure? Or lazy?
I imagine that you’d feel like you were living a much fuller and joyful life, and you’d finally feel healthy.
I have a couple spots left open for private clients and if this is resonating with you, I’m inviting you to join me in taking charge of your body, health and life. Think that this might be for you? Schedule a free time to connect with me here. I promise to guide you to that next best step for your journey, whether it’s working with me or not!