Why is it so hard to lose weight, anyway? (Post may contain affiliate links).
Are You Ready for a Change?
Many people, especially women, wonder why it is so darn difficult to lose weight.
On the surface, the answer seems so straightforward.
You probably know the “answer” right? It’s because you don’t “control” your calorie intake or you don’t “exercise enough” or you don’t “eat the right foods”…
But, what if I tell you there’s a deeper reason you haven’t been “successful” at achieving your weight loss goals?
A reason that goes beyond your calorie intake and activity level?
A reason that once you understand what it is, you will feel so much better about yourself that you will be ready to try again–and this time make a permanent lifestyle change?
A reason that will clarify a whole lot of things for you in regard to past “failures.”
I’m here to tell you that there most definitely IS a deeper reason why weight loss attempts are so often unsuccessful.
Or why all too often women lose weight and then later on gain it back.
Or even worse, often end up weighing more than before they initially lost the weight.
There are so many quick fixes out there!
So many “magic formulas.”
It can get pretty darn confusing (and downright aggravating)! trying to figure out what to do with our food intake and activity levels.
“Just take out all your carbs and you’ll be skinny in no time!” They say.
Or “Eat all the fat you want and still lose weight.” They say. (Rolling my eyes here)
Or just go on this diet plan (Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Nutrasystem, the list goes on), give us your money and you will be successful!
Now, don’t get me wrong, some of these plans are great–when you stay on them. But the question is: “Can you live on those diets the rest of your life?” Because this is the key.
NO matter how successful you are at losing weight, if you can’t live with it without feeling deprived, you will not stick with it. And there is a VERY good chance that you will gain back the weight lost.
Because, if this “diet plan” you are currently on isn’t something you can live with long-term, then chances are you are going to feel like a failure when you’re done.
Believe me, I know what you are going through! I gained over 50 pounds after my son stopped breastfeeding. And I know all the right things to do!!! If it was only about food, I would never have kept the excess weight on for over 10 years!
This is why I created my “Why is it so Hard to Lose Weight?” mini course and why I am currently working hard to complete the next phase, “30 Days to End Yo-Yo Dieting.” Now that I am on the other side of the 50 pounds, I can see a few things more clearly that I most definitely COULD NOT see before I even gained the weight. And I want to help YOU learn how to make choices that will be satisfying and doable long-term. Choices you can live with.
BUT there is one thing I need to mention…
Before you decide to commit to long-term change, you need to make sure that you are ready.
When I was in school, I learned about the “Stages of Behavior Change.” Despite that these stages are usually meant to help the practitioner (think Health Coach, Personal Trainer) understand where their client is, I think that you as a beautiful person who is thinking about making the change will benefit from understanding a bit about the process.
I think that you will benefit from understanding the process because this will help you discover which stage you are currently in.
And I believe knowing this will help give you reasons to move forward to the next stage.
After all, that’s what I did!
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