Problems with weight loss programs
STEPHAN GARDNER ON WEIGHT LOSS
Every day I see some promotion for a program, a machine, or pill that’s supposed to help someone lose weight, gain muscle, look younger and achieve all things great with their body. I’ve not met one person who had nothing to dislike about their body. For some, what they don’t like takes up a lot of mental and emotional resources. For others, not so much, but there is always going to be something you don’t like about your body.
So can you really get the ultimate, perfect body?
Let’s get to the truth: If your body isn’t the way you’d like it to be and you want a change, then there’s something you are doing or not doing that has to change. There is no pill that is going to solve the drawbacks of eating potato chips all day, especially when you keep eating them. If you don’t have muscle, taking a pill or hooking yourself up to an electric torture machine might work, but it’s going to be weak muscle (for show) and you’ll be so tired for having muscles you didn’t earn, you’ll be couch-ridden and won’t be able to show it off.
The reality about health is that what you put inside you = how healthy you are. Life foods breed life. Dead foods create death.
But then, there are those diets that work for a while and somehow your body recreates its former self, no matter what you put in it. Body transformation is as much about food as it is about how you see and feel who you are. Pay close attention to this next statement:
If you are not grateful for what you have,
don’t expect it to change.
By grateful I mean really being grateful, but also, ensuring you understand and manage all the unconscious benefits you are getting out of being the way you are. In my client work, for example, most overweight men and women discover that their current body meets too many needs and therefore needs to change. For example, it might help them stay unattractive to the type of person who caused them hurt in the past and helps them breed commonality with people who share the same emotions.
Ask yourself: How does it benefit me to be the way I am?
If I change what would be the benefits and drawbacks? How would these serve me?
What steps can I take with the new form to attain the same benefits of the old form?
Put it this way, until you dissolve all the reasons you have to be the way you are, don’t expect yourself to ever create a lasting change. You must change both your nutrition and mind to make a lasting body transformation. With better questions, you can release your hold onto the very things you say you dislike and allow your intentions to manifest faster and more effectively. Ultimately, you can keep trying to change what you hate, or you can try to change what you love.
What do YOU think works better?
Stay tuned, because Stephan Gardner will be sharing more on shedding the emotional weight in my upcoming program launching in December. Sign up to the Red Couch Confessions and stay informed.