I always talk about the necessity of a micronutrient-dense, hormone-calming, low-carbohydrate diet…because then, and only then, will your body peacefully trust that you aren’t starving and begin to give up the excess fat storage.
But that’s not all she wrote….
I so badly wanted weight loss to simply be about discovering the perfect diet.
Don’t we all?
I studied nutrition for years, and when I finally discovered the exact diet that would allow my body to drop up to a pound a day of fat, bloat, and toxins week after week without stalling out, I then realized…
CRAP…diet is only half the battle.
I was cruising along like nobody’s business – I went from a veeerrry tight size 16/18 to a comfortable 12 in a month… and then WHAM…out of left field came the doubt, the worthiness, the fear, the stories, the memories, you know, basically… the same shit, different day.
Self-sabotage set in. I started to tell myself stories based in fear, not in faith. And I started to derail myself.
I was able to maintain my weight loss but ONLY because A) I recognized what was happening and took immediate action to overcome my own self-sabotage and B) I could not deny that I’d finally discovered the perfect diet, and I felt crappy whenever I strayed too far from it.
Thank goodness I had done a TON, and I mean an enormous amount, of personal development work over the years. The challenge was to translate business motivation to the very emotional loaded topic of weight.
It wasn’t until I cracked the code on how to overcome it that I was able to move forward.
Then I realized that 98% of people in my program were having the EXACT SAME PROBLEM.
They were dropping weight faster than they ever dreamed possible. But then they began to trip themselves up by questioning their black-and-white results, which resulted in sabotaging their own success, and doubting their worthiness to live at their healthy right weight.
I knew that I had to find a way to translate the inner work I’d done over many years into a concise program that my ladies could learn BEFORE the self-sabotage set in.
There is a TON written about emotional eating, so I dug in.
But honestly, even though I’m a massage therapist and plenty “woo woo” around the edges, the “think yourself thin” approach wasn’t going to cut it for me.
I’d tried that many times and knew it wasn’t my thoughts that were the problem – it was my underlying beliefs that drove those thoughts that needed an overhaul.
I needed science. I needed facts. I needed research. I needed data.
I needed to figure out the exact scientific process to tame cravings, to be able to not resort to eating under stress and to unwind the underlying beliefs that were always bubbling under the surface.
I’m not going to lie – it was NOT easy. It took me two years to weed through the fluff, get to the science, and test, test, test everything I’d learned.
What I finally realized is that we have to address not only WHAT we eat but HOW we eat, and WHY we eat.
The most perfect diet can’t override emotional drivers to eat, and no amount of emotional eating work can override the hormonal hunger caused by an imperfect diet.
It takes a balanced approach to both.
People see the rapid weight loss results my ladies get and beg to have the diet plan, but I refuse to share it unless they are willing to do what it takes to keep the weight off once they lose it.
The hormonal and metabolic healing of the diet is super important in keeping the weight off – but so is reprogramming the craving brain.
And that, my love, is a fairly simple process that almost no one else is teaching and what makes my program so effective.
Understanding the physical wiring of cravings takes the shame out of being overweight and puts the power to change squarely back in your court.
If you’re ready to tackle this for good, join us at wildwomanweightloss.com
I’m not saying it’s easy. It’s simple though and so very worth it.