At my heaviest I was over 300 pounds. I’ve already lost 40 pounds using the tools I teach my clients. I’m aiming to lose another 80 pounds and I’m going to accomplish it.
That’s what’s different about this approach: I have complete confidence that I will reach my goal and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of my life. I can picture myself eating this way and using these tools for the rest of my life, because my protocol isn’t restrictive.
Does this sound familiar?
I used to agonize over what to eat for lunch. Do I have a sandwich? Do I have a salad? I don’t really like salad. What dressing can I have? After 90 minutes of mental agony I would be so hungry that I’d just eat the first thing I came across. Then I’d feel gross and disappointed in myself.
Now I plan what I’m going to eat 24 hours in advance. If it’s not in my plan for the day, I don’t eat it. And when I do go off my plan, I’m kind to myself. I don’t mentally berate myself or call myself a loser or shame myself. Instead, I investigate. What was I thinking and feeling that led me to choose to eat off-plan?
Learning to use my conscious brain to plan my food (instead of my primitive brain) has been so freeing. It’s made my life so much easier and eliminated all the mental drama I used to create.
If you’re ready to lose weight (along with mind chatter and drama about food) in a sustainable, healthy way, come along for the ride with me.