Specializing in weight loss, we see a lot of women from all walks of life and ages. We’ve counseled teenagers to women well into their 70′s and it’s not uncommon for a woman to walk through our door with palpable frustration regarding their often lifetime struggle with their weight. Through careful troubleshooting and planning we’re successful in helping women finally achieve their goals but one thing that’s hard for some to accept is that’s it’s a journey, a lifestyle and it takes time. Losing a few pounds of fat a week is amazing progress and we often lose sight that it took almost half a lifetime, for some, to gain the excess weight compared to the amount of time it takes to lose it. Many will start their weight loss journey with vigor, rushing home with their new $400 vitamix to try all sorts of new smoothies, exercising everyday and crunching calories on the newest app they downloaded. Fast forward 60 days later and they’re snuggled up on their sofa with a quart of chicken lo mein and the latest episode of Breaking Bad. I just described you, didn’t I? I’m not gonna lie, lo mein (veggie for me) and Breaking Bad DOES sound tempting… Damn that show. It’s sucked way to many hours of my life away.
This type of yo-yo dieting or what I like to call yo-yo living is very common and would make anyone lose their marbles. The next time you find yourself in the merry go round of insanity I’m going to challenge you to try something different this time. Something that will guarantee you a breakthrough and that is,
Increase Awareness and Live Consciously
What the heck am I talking about? Let me explain…
Realizing we are more than emotional impulses we can practice (literally) acting from a place of wholeness, a person who has truly connected their mind, body and spirit and expresses themselves through actions that arise from their union. Living consciously with regards to weight loss tells us to dig deep within ourselves and start listening to what we really need and don’t need. What primary foods (love, spirituality, intellectual fulfillment etc,) are we replacing with burgers and twinkies? Living consciously is looking outside of ourselves and examining the bigger picture and world that we influence through our actions. When you start understanding the connectedness between ourselves, the world and people around us we and our weight will naturally be in harmony.
Ponder this: Someone who lives consciously might go to the grocery store and buy a locally grown organic apple for several reasons: One, the lack of pesticides that are not used on this apple is better for the environment and coincidently, also better for their body. The apple is highly nutritious, low calorie and overall a friendly food :). It just feels good to buy and eat. On the other side of the spectrum, someone who is not living consciously might stroll into the store while talking on their cell phone and fill their cart with soda, chips, value packs of ground beef that comes from massive feed lots where cows are inhumanely treated, fed unnatural feed and pumped with hormones and antibiotics. The result of this kind of purchase has a tremendous impact, socially, environmentally and nutritionally.
When it comes to weight loss, it’s key to remember that the journey (if you want it to be successful and last a lifetime) starts from the inside out. When you love and respect yourself, the planet and all living creatures you will make choices that will have such a magnificent impact on your body that achieving or maintaining a healthy weight would never be an issue for you. You would be feeding your body rich, nutrient dense food and naturally know when enough was enough. When you live consciously, you eat consciously and your body is fed appropriately at a CELLULAR LEVEL and cravings subside. If you feed yourself burgers and fries and chemically laden food you can eat 5000 calories in a day and still be hungry. Ever wonder why? Because you didn’t feed your cells. If your body is full of pesticides, antibiotics and artificial chemicals it will not do what you ask of it (lose weight please!) because it’s not functioning properly. Often times these things have negative impacts on your hormones as well and as a woman, we don’t need ANYTHING else messing with our hormones than the natural fluctuations we might already experience. For these kinds of circumstances it’s often very helpful for women to start their weight lose journey with a natural cleanse to give the body a much needed press of the ole “reset” button.
In conclusion, in order for us to get a grasp on the ever growing problem our society has with their “battle of the bulge” we must stop “battling,” increase awareness and live consciously. For more information on weight loss programs Wholistic Fitness offers visit here or for more information on the cleanse click here.