Is there a right way to lose weight?
The answer is YES. There absolutely is! But there isn’t one right way for everyone. What’s right for you may be different from your best friend, neighbor, co-worker, etc.
In order to figure out what that right way looks like for you, the first step is understanding that there is definitely a wrong way to lose weight.
But when you are feeling bad about yourself, your weight, or your body, it can be very seductive to do the thing that promises quick, dramatic change – 30 lbs in 2 weeks, a 4-week weight loss challenge, extreme cleanse or juicing plan, etc.
Even though it may work, quick n dirty weight loss almost always leads to quick n dirty weight gain.
This is because these dramatic options usually rely on extreme methods you can’t do forever.
It’s probably why you are reading this. You’ve done it before, you know it doesn’t work, and you want a better, healthier, and more permanent way to lose weight.
Here’s how you figure it out for yourself…
Nevertheless, She Persisted
The right way to lose weight, honestly, is to never give up.
But it’s not as vague as it sounds. Let’s break it down…
You have to stop relying on discipline or willpower. You need to do things in a very structured, sane way.
When you’re on a weight loss journey, you will face a lot of resistance to seeing your weight loss happen.
It can be internal that’s based on feelings – don’t feel like eating more veggies, don’t feel like drinking more water, don’t feel like meal prepping on a Sunday, etc.
Other resistance will be external – life is too busy, commitments at work, too many after-school activities, volunteer responsibilities, etc.
This resistance creates stuckness. So, you think if you just had more willpower or discipline you can combat this stuckness.
Instead of thinking about more ways to push yourself, I want you to view resistance as an opportunity to do things differently.
Because if you keep doing what you’ve been doing, this creates weight loss fatigue – double downing on a super hard, extreme method that doesn’t work for the long game.
When you move into the science of behavior change looks like and fat metabolism looks like you realize that change takes time.
This means you have to implement small changes over a longer period of time. Here’s what that might look like…
- Replacing your daily Starbucks at 3 pm with a cup of green tea instead.
- Deciding to order a side salad instead of fries for your weekly takeout order.
- Adding more veggies to your Tuesday night dinner.
Because You Like Food (And Should)
Anyone can white-knuckle anything for 4 weeks. It will get you to a result you’ll be happy with for a short time but what will you do for the rest of your life?
Don’t you like food?
I know I do and that’s why I know you need to learn what to do so you can nourish your body instead of focusing on elimination and restriction.
This is exactly what I help my clients do. Here’s an opportunity to have a taste of what that looks like.
If you’re looking to get your courage back up to try the whole weight loss thing one more time OR you simply want to do it in a gentler way with no extremes, the 14-Day Kickstart could really help you.
Here’s what it looks like…
- Step-by-step, laser-focused days blending hard science with the transformative power of life coaching to effectively eliminate your “bad habits” while simultaneously creating healthy ones.
- Learn key food choice strategies so you never again sabotage the progress you’re making – choices your taste buds will thank you for.
- How to actually fit exercise into your already busy life and know exactly what to do for optimal weight loss without spandex and countless hours at the gym – and you’ll actually love doing it. Guaranteed.
- Finally learn how to differentiate between emotional and physiological hunger so you no longer soothe your moods with food – a crucial step that’s relatable and approachable for your life.
You’ll also receive daily emails, videos, and downloadable handouts to implement the tips every single day.
Learn more about it here: 14 Day Healthy Weight Loss Kickstart
Whatever goal you are going after, you’re not going always going to feel motivated or inspired. You have to show up whether you feel like it or not with that strong vision for yourself.
My clients go slow and understand that permanent weight loss takes time and it doesn’t involve any hard rules.
So, when considering how you will lose weight and keep it off, ask yourself these 4 questions…
- Do I like this? Can I live like this for the next 5 years?
- Do I have an understanding of food and my body?
- Does this give me freedom?
- Does the data make sense? Do the claims make sense? Or are they outlandish and I’m being marketed to?
Remember, there is no one right way to do this but there is a right way for you. The most important thing to realize is that you don’t need to struggle and suffer on your own.
Want some clarity that “right” might look like for you? Get in touch with me here. I personally respond to every email I receive and will get back to you. Promise!