Focusing on weight loss may not be the best recourse to lose weight. I know that sounds counterintuitive. Your unwanted weight is the problem. If you focus on the problem, you will be reminded of it continuously. What if you could change your focus?
Let me ask you again. What is your vision for your health, your energy level, your shape, and your size? How do you want to feel and look, and why It’s a question that is worth asking yourself over and over.
Once you craft this vision, you have a focus point, a potential solution, and a goal to move toward steadily. If you focus on the attainment of your vision, the solution moves toward you and you toward it. You are equipped to move ahead.
Imagine sitting down with a good friend for lunch. You tell her you want to lose weight. You lament about how crummy you feel and how frustrated you are about how you look. You grab a fistful of belly fat and say to your friend, Look! When the server brings the menu, all you can see is what you know you should not eat. This is not fun, it does not feel good, and it can be discouraging.
Compare this to a different lunch conversation. Sitting quietly with your eyes closed, you think about your beautiful, energetic body as if you have already created this version of you. You speak about your vision of increased health, vitality, and slenderness with your friend, and in so doing you get excited about what you are in the process of creating. It doesn’t matter if your goals have been achieved yet at that exact moment because you know they are simmering in the background.
You inspire yourself with the words you hear yourself saying out loud to your friend. When the server comes by, you, with a smile on your face, a beautiful picture in your mind, and confidence in your heart, act upon this vision. Suddenly you crave a spinach salad with salmon and avocado because you know that this will serve your ability to achieve your vision.
I have my friend Diana to thank for this formula. She described losing weight as a spiritual journey of thinking, speaking, and acting on her vision. She created a new experience of her own body. The pounds melted off because she focused on the outcome. She also described this as never having dieted, and never experiencing deprivation. PS, she looks and feels amazing.
My clients do not diet. They do what Diana did and what she described so eloquently. They focus on the outcome. They think, speak, and act their vision of their bodies into transforming. Sure they lose weight, but more importantly, they gain a body that they love, and that loves them back.
With love and encouragement,
Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
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