"Yeah, that's nice, but I want to lose weight. Not maintain weight."
Totally. I get it. I gotchu. I don't think it's helpful to tell people,
"No, just stay the same!!"
When they really, really want to lose weight.
Additionally, there was a time I was very uncomfortable in clothes
to the point that wearing jeans hurt so much on my skin
that I didn't wear them for like 4 years.
Currently sitting in some jeans as I type this.
So I am not anti-weight loss.
It's just that...
I am anti-perfect eating (#whole30)
And anti-diet cycling
(this happens after a diet and
it's NOT a lack of self-control
and NOT YOUR FAULT:
The diet failed you.
You didn't fail the diet.)
And anti-program jumping
(whole30 then #keto
then vegan then
#21day fix then
p.s. I did this when I broke up with whole30!! SMH.
I never found
someone else's magical eating program
to fix all things!!)
I am pro-finding a way of eating that makes sense for YOU.
I am pro-finding joy with food.
I am pro-normal eating.
Hint. #NormalEating is imperfect.
#ImperfectEating is normal.
I am pro-creating small habits that are sustainable
and making mistakes in the process
rather than trying giant overhauls
that never stick
and make you feel miserable
until you find a new giant overhaul
that promises to fix you.
"Ok cool. So if I get to normal with food, I will lose weight?"
As you practice YOUR version
of #imperfecteating that is normal for you,
incorporate more movement
that helps you find joy and reduce stress.
Go on more walks and get off your bottom during the day.
(#NEAT- non-exercise activity thermogenesis)
Incorporate strength training
so you can squat on the toilet
when you're 70 years old.
Find a way to LOVE movement instead of using it as punishment.
And then... stay consistent with it.
"For how long? 30 days? 80 days? 90 days?"
No, the rest of your life.
Normal eat and move your body
in a way you love for the rest of your life.
Wanna get started on #imperfecteating?