Your inner-meanie may be keeping you stuck
What’s the emotion fueling your current weight loss?
Is it critical and loathing toward yourself?
Or is it positive and loving?
I used to think the answer to this question didn’t matter-- if the result was weight loss, who cares how you get there, right?
WRONG! Turns out how you get there makes all the difference in IF you stay there.
You know your weight loss is fueled by self-loathing if:
you tell yourself you “can’t” eat ____ because you don’t deserve it, because you’re too fat, because it will only make you bigger
you are on a diet that you know (maybe only in the back of your mind) you won’t be able to maintain for the rest of your life
you are super strict about what you’re eating and freak out when you’re in a place with no food that’s on your plan
your weight loss can’t come fast enough-- you’re in a hurry and would do anything to lose weight quickly
when you make a mistake and overeat, you use it as evidence as to why you suck and give yourself a mental beatdown as punishment for it.
You know your weight loss is fueled by positive and loving feelings if:
you plan ahead and feel proud of yourself when you follow through
you think more about how good your body feels from fueling it well than you do about missing all the junk you aren’t eating
you aren’t afraid to write down what you are eating because you truly want to assess what works for your body and what doesn’t
you aren’t in a hurry- you recognize that weight loss is a process that takes time and you are in it for the long haul regardless of how long it takes.