Yes, weight loss without dieting seems far-fetched, but it IS possible to lose weight without depriving yourself of all things chocolate and creamy.
Last week I was working with a client on this high level topic. You see, this level of work is not for the faint of heart.
Not because it’s physically hard or challenging, but because approaching your body and weight loss in this new/different way can sometimes be mentally and emotionally difficult.
Here’s the thing though… You’ll never get different results if you just keep doing the same old thing you’ve always done.
During our session, my client was trying to wrap her head around how it could be possible to eat whatever you want while achieving and maintaining your ideal body.
She said something to the effect of:
You mean, I don’t have to eat healthy food and my body should still be able to lose weight? That feels so wrong!
This is where the non-diet approach to weight loss can seem kinda “yeah, right, only in my dreams.”
People naturally think, “Ok, if it’s so easy to maintain your ideal weight without dieting, then wouldn’t everyone be lean and fit?”
The answer is that yes, it can be easy, but no, not everyone can do it and here’s why. The truth is, most of us have a lot of limiting beliefs, behaviors and underlying stress that blocks us from that ease when it comes to weight loss without dieting.
A friend of mine recently shared her story with me of how she transitioned from yo-yo dieting over to the non-diet approach to weight loss and maintenance and I asked her if I could share it with you because I think she is such a great example of what is possible for YOU. Here’s her story:
I started slowly and steadily putting on weight a few years ago. I tried so many things to get back to my normal (optimal for me) weight and while I might have a lost a few pounds here and there, they would quickly return when I wasn’t paying attention and let go of controlling every little thing I put in my mouth.
Earlier this year I decided that rather than spending energy on dieting, I would explore my internal reasons for sabotaging myself:
Why do I eat crap that makes me feel bad?
Why do I overeat?
Eating crap and feeling bad about it and/or overeating in general are not the natural default for humans, but rather conditioned behaviors that we learn at some point in our life.
For me, I discovered that it started as a little kid when my brother would eat off my plate before I was finished. I learned to scarf down my food before it was taken by him.
Once I figured this out, I realized it was safe now for me to let that limiting behavior go. No one is hovering over my uneaten food taking it away from me anymore.
I also tried to pay attention to my hunger and honor it. I eat when I’m hungry and stop when full. I may take two more bites now than I need to feel satisfied, but I never end up in a food coma anymore.
It’s been very freeing. I don’t count calories. I don’t consider food “bad.” Although I do very much limit sugar and grains, they are not the enemy anymore.
I’ve lost 17 lbs and returned to my high school weight. I really think the results last longer when we do the internal work.
You see, food is not the enemy. It’s the limiting beliefs and behaviors that have built up over time that sabotage our results. What you eat and how much you move your body are certainly part of the equation. But first and foremost, you have to set the emotionally solid foundation.
You have to remove the emotional barriers that block you from the healthy relationship with food and your body in the first place.
You can do it. I KNOW you can. If Sherry can do it, and I can do it, and my clients can do it, you can too.
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Let me help to show you the way. I have one spot open in my schedule right now for one more private 1-on-1 coaching client.
Not just any client though.
I work with women that are ready to commit 110% to transformation. Ready to open themselves up, be vulnerable, and are willing to change their self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors.
And let me tell you, it’s so freaking worth it. Because it frees them up not only to finally get their dream body, but also to receive a whole new level of love, happiness, and peace related to both their body and their life in general.
When you start feeling amazing in your skin, it cannot NOT affect everything!
Are you ready? Let’s talk.
Here’s what one client recently had to say:
My ONLY hesitation in investing in working with Sheila was the financial aspect. I live on a very tight budget but once I knew I wanted to make this commitment to myself, I found a way. It was important to me and something I wanted to do for me.
And I am so glad I did! Since working with Sheila, oh my gosh, where do I start? I am slimmer, my skin is firmer, I sleep A LOT better. I used to get daily headaches and now they come much less often and are much less debilitating when I do have one.
I used to dwell, not just daily, but hourly or more, on things that happened in the past that I still wanted to fix, as well as, things that might happen in the future that might not be good. I spent countless hours and energy fearing things I had no control over. By practicing what I have learned from Sheila, these negative thoughts no longer run my life. My thoughts are happy and joyful. I live in the “right now” and rejoice in every minute.
Sheila, I love everything you have done for me and brought into my life that I could have never figured out on my own.
I have grown by leaps and bounds emotionally and have shrunk several clothing sizes! I love eating all this good food, I love exercising and watching my body transform, I love life…and it’s because of you. It may have been in me all the while to be able to accomplish all of this, however, there is no way I can ever express my full appreciation to you for everything you have done for me and my life. I’ve said it before and will say it again…I could not have done this without you.
— Michelle C.
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