The one thing that can waste time and leave you with ineffective weight loss results
I’d like you to think about the word “diet” and what mark it leaves on you. Do you feel uncomfortable about it? What words or feelings come up for you when you mention this word? I can bet that most people use terms such as; deprivation, struggle, restrictions, hunger and the like. When those words come up for you, it’s not hard to get somewhat upset or overwhelmed by it all.
The reason for the above exercise is to highlight how certain words conjure up many different feelings and emotions. When mentioning diet, I want you to ask yourself, is there more negative or positive energy directed to it? Most people will feel negative about it.
One thing I like to teach my clients is to think of diet in a completely different way. When we change our language, we also change our emotions. This is the first step in the process of so-called “dieting.”
We think of it differently by asking ourselves a few different questions and finding out the overall larger vision of this goal. There is a lot of resistance that will come up for some people, and I want you to progress forward by hearing me out and allowing those feelings of resistance to hover for a while.
You see, when a goal in place is to lose weight, get more muscular, change your body shape, or whatever it is, there is always a bigger game that follows on from this. Let me ask you when you achieve your goal, what next? Do you stop, or do you keep progressing?
Most people will move onto other steps along the way, and most will go back to where they were, as they don’t know where else to go. Those who get stuck didn’t have a larger goal than life and only stuck to the initial 3–6 month plans.
I want to bring home for you because a goal like weight loss, better health, changing your body shape, and anything else you may think of is a continual process that you will experience throughout your life. Don’t believe me? Well, what age are you now? And what will you be in 5–10–20 years from now? Does your goal ever stop? If it does, then you don’t have a compelling enough reason or end in mind that will see you through your lifetime.