What if you could eat what you want and manage a healthy weight?
In case no one’s told you today, “eat what you want.”
^ Advice you rarely hear from – well, anyone these days.
Some are well-meaning. Others are gimmicks. Either way, the weight-loss industry is built on rules, limitations and restrictions:
- Cut out all white food because white – bad.
BTW, anyone who knows me also knows how much I love white potatoes – and they helped me shed 20 pounds.
- Carbs are bad – eat no more than 5% carbohydrates per day.
Do you have any idea how ridiculously difficult this is?
- Cooked food is bad. It makes you sick.
Raw food, on the other hand, is the fountain of youth, so if you want to look young and healthy, only eat raw food.
- Don’t ever eat meat.
Good people don’t eat meat. It’s cruel and lowers your vibration.
- CICO (calories in calories out) is king!
So as long as you have a calorie deficit you can’t not lose weight.
- Protein is the answer because you need to build muscle.
Eat more! BTW your body can only process 30 grams of protein in one sitting, so you’ll need to space your 100-200 grams of protein throughout your day. Did I mention protein?
I could keep going, but I’ll spare you the pain.
I used to subscribe to a whole list of dietary rules and limitations, until I completed a series of hypnotherapy sessions for myself. That series later became the foundation for my program, Love Your Body Weight-loss.
Before LYB, I had developed so many rules that I was averaging about 800-1000 calories per day. I wasn’t doing it intentionally – my appetite was shot from all the “healthy” practices I followed.
I stayed away from fruit, bread, potatoes and any other carbohydrate dense food. I ate only small amounts of animal product. I ate minimally processed food – mostly whole natural foods. I tracked everything I ate because I couldn’t figure out what was going on.
Somehow I was still 20 pounds overweight, incredibly fatigued and I had lost the enjoymenet of the food I did eat. Funny enough, I believed I was being healthy, and then felt like a guilty failure if I deviated whatsoever from that regime.
I remember a particularly critical moment when I almost gave-up. I sat in my bedroom alone, crying, speaking out loud to no one, “I’m trying SO hard and not making any progress – what IS THE POINT THEN?!”
Fortunately that’s all in the past now.
One of my biggest break-throughs happened when my unconscious mind opened me to the possibility of allowing carbohydrates into my day.
The message was clear: eat oranges, and eat as many as you want.
To be honest, I received unconscious guidance to include oranges twice before I worked up the nerve to try it.
I finally realized I had nothing to lose and had an orange. Just one!
Curiously, for the first time in months when I stepped on the scale the following day it measured a lower weight. Just a bit, but it was a change.
From there, I added more oranges which grew to other fruits, and that continued to evolve into greater variety of carbohydrates including potatoes, oatmeal, quinoa – even white bread and pasta on occasion. Then came a steady reduction in body weight.
After months of struggle and resistance, those 20 excess pounds came off relatively easily. I achieved a healthy weight, drastically improved energy levels and found enjoyment in food once again.
Easing up dietary restrictions wasn’t the only thing I learned, but it was a key turning point for my personal journey.
Your journey may be different, and might not include carbohydrates.
I’m sharing this story not to argue whether carbohydrates are good or bad, but to demonstrate that sometimes it’s the thing we’re afraid of, or the thing we have vilified, that we need in order to keep the whole show in motion.
Without the proper balance, motivation is hard to maintain and “diets” quickly fall apart or simply don’t work.
I’ll give you another example.
I was having a casual conversation with a friend a few weeks back. He was telling me about a personal trainer that he’s working with, and some dietary guidelines he was following. (Estimates suggest food is 70-90% of weight management.)
The guidelines he was given led him to stop drinking milk, which he used to really enjoy.
You also may have heard the argument against milk, which typically goes something like this:
- Cow’s milk is made for baby cows. You’re not a baby cow, so your body’s not designed to process cow’s milk.
- Dairy creates inflammation and mucous in the body, and that creates disease.
- Dairy cows are kept in inhumane conditions and pumped full of hormones and steroids that are unnatural and contribute to weight-gain.
Any and all of these statements could be true, depending on the person, type of milk, and where it’s sourced.
What was interesting about this casual conversation was how my friend emphasized his love of milk. He made it clear that he did NOT like milk substitutes such as almond, rice or cashew. He also went on to share a story about his vitamin D levels being extremely low (despite daily sunshine in the blistering heat of Phoenix). The levels were so low it alarmed his doctor. And go figure, he complained of fatigue, weight-loss resistance and “just wanted to feel better.”
I could feel the frustration and sadness in his voice.
So I, very intentionally, asked him if he thought there was something in the milk that helped his body use or process vitamin D. He started to wonder…
The next day he sent me a thank you note for our conversation and let me know he had already bought dairy milk.
A week later I checked in and his energy levels were improving. The next time I saw him (about 2 weeks later), his muscles were noticeably bigger and he looked healthier.
Now I’m not plugging “milk – it does a body good”. I’m sharing this because it’s a beautiful example of what is possible and how quickly our bodies can change when we learn to listen to ourselves.
When we buy into the dietary rules someone else sets up for us, we close ourselves off to the intuitive knowing of our own body, and consequently the power that inherently lies within.
Respectively, when we open to the intuitive knowing of our body, abundance and choice become available at every turn.
Introducing… Love Your Body Weight-loss
Self-guided direction is so important that I have built it into all of my programs, and it has a profound influence on your ability to maintain motivation over time.
In LYB you’ll learn how to maintain motivation, let go of binging, overcome self-sabotage, release weight-loss fears and go from over-weight to healthy by integrating the habits, mindset and belief-system of someone who LOVES their body.
This is NOT a get-ripped and chiseled plan. I want you to know there are better options out there for you, if that’s what you’re looking for.
LYB is about building a positive relationship with your body and food, so managing a healthy weight becomes natural and fun.
This is the first time I’m making Love Your Body Weight-loss available as self-study, so I’m also offering the option to upgrade with private coaching or hypnotherapy sessions at a discounted rate.
Plus, you’ll receive lifetime access to the self-study program, including updates.
This offer is available from November 8th – November 15th, 2020.
The choice is yours, and I’ll be the first to say, “Trust yourself.”
Can you imagine what loving your body would mean to YOU?
I know the prospect of change can sometimes create anxiety. Some people will allow that anxiety to stop them from moving forward. Do you want to be the person that stops before you start because you feel a little anxious? Or do you want to be the person that senses something more is available and LEAPS.