Have I captured your attention?
If you are reading this blog post, trying to learn the secret on how to lose weight then I will be honest up front and not waste your time reading any further.
I’m so sorry for your loss, your disappointment, your dreams being shattered.
- There is no secret pill (well not one that is healthy and will not cause long-term damage)
- There is no secret potion to take (I have tried many, including crushed prawn shells)
- There is no lose 5kg in a week and be able to sustain that unhealthy weight loss.
- There is no exercise equipment that gives you ROCK HARD ABS and a butt like a super model.
With all the information available at our fingertips, the question “How to lose weight” comes up with 104 million answers in 0.27 seconds. That’s a lot of experts talking a lot of rubbish – and all in under 27 seconds.
Put your hand if you have ever tried any of these and yet, you are still dieting:
- A weight loss program like Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers.
- A meal replacement drink that only ends up making you constipated
- A magic pill that speeds up your metabolism and gobbles up the fat
- Purchased an exercise machine that PROMISED a hot body by twisting/turning/flipping/slapping??
I have done them all and have suffered for 20 years. And for what? To be skinnier than my friends! To be talked about for being so skinny! So the hot guys in the club look at me! So I can spend every waking hour wishing I was something I am not and never will be.
I have wasted too many years worrying about what I put in my mouth and where that food will land on my body.
I have wasted too many years exercising until I drop, hoping to stop the wobbly bits from wobbling.
I have wasted too many years living under a dark cloud of negativity about why my body looks like it does.
My children deserve a better mum than that. This is what I said to myself when I began this parenting stuff. I didn’t want my children to look in the mirror and hate what they see because I LOVE what I see. I didn’t want my children to spend their life fighting their relationship with food like I have.
It’s probably an excuse to say it is because of my children that I no longer diet. It’s because of my children that I have accepted my imperfections. It’s because of my children that I am at peace with my relationship with food.
Hating what you see reflected in the mirror only teaches your children that you think you are not worthy. When you accept that dieting does not work but a normal, healthy lifestyle will bring you happiness, your body and mind will thank you and reflect exactly who you really are.