Why Can’t I Lose This Weight?!

Frustrated woman with scaleIt’s the universal question. Why can’t I lose this weight?

And it’s frequently followed by these two questions:

What’s wrong with me? And…

How can I do so much and not get this one thing?

In our quest to lose this weight, we tend to focus on the outside.

What you should eat, how much, when to start, when to stop and how much to exercise.

There are about 47 zillion answers to these questions.

But even if there were one perfect answer (which there’s not), the problem is we’re asking the wrong questions.

The question shouldn’t be ‘Why can’t I lose this weight?’

The question should be ‘Why am I eating more food than my body needs?’

This is the key.

When we try to follow a diet, we are dealing with the symptom.

Excess weight on your body is a symptom of what’s going on with you.

It’s a symptom of how your mind is working, and what your internal programming is.

So if we treat the symptom, and don’t look deeper for the cause of the overeating, then you may lose weight, but it won’t be permanent.

And this happens a lot!

And when it happens over and over again, it’s really demoralizing.

You follow a plan, you work REALLY hard, you dig up the most willpower you are capable of creating, and maybe, maybe, you lose some weight.

But if you never figure out the WHY, the big reason you are eating too much, then eventually your extra weight will come right back. If you are able to get it off in the first place.

Now, everyone wants fast.

Fast cars, fast food, fast credit, fast internet.

And of course, fast weight loss.

I want to tell it like it is, and here’s the truth:

Fast weight loss is a quick fix. If it doesn’t address the reason you are overeating, you’re using precious time and energy doing the wrong thing.

So it’s not that you can’t do it.

It’s not that anything is wrong with you.

It’s that you are doing the wrong thing.

Slow down.

Figure out, or let someone help you figure out WHY you are eating more than you need, and do some work on that.

Eventually, with increased awareness and some solutions, your need to eat from different emotions instead of hunger will just fade away. You won’t need to focus so much on what and how you are eating.

You’ll be eating like a naturally slim person.

How does that go again?

Well, they eat when they’re hungry, and thoroughly enjoy their food, and they stop when their body has had enough.

There is a way to learn how to do this.

And after over 20 years in the weight loss business, I can tell you this: it’s the only way.

So, slow down.

Take stock of where you are.

And put your focus where it will help you get what you want.

Not on what’s wrong with you.

But on the big why. And it will happen. I promise.

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2 Responses to “Why Can’t I Lose This Weight?!”

  1. Kelly Hoffman says:

    Spot-on, again!

    Kelly

  2. So glad it resonates with you Kelly!