Today I wanted to talk to something near and dear to my heart, and that is ending your lifelong weight struggle.
According to Bray, George A et al, “Overweight and obesity are worldwide problems that affect >100 million Americans or 68.5% of the adult population.”*
Obesity has been called an “epidemic,” and studies from Harvard report that there have been $190 billion spent on obesity-related illnesses and the treatment of obesity itself, but there remains to be a single, defined cure for everyone.
So what do we do?
Even if a cure-all drug or diet were released, the challenge of offering a blanket recommendation to the world is that every human is different, and what works amazingly well for one person may work terribly for someone else.
If you are like most people who have struggled with your weight for your whole life, or even a decade or two, you are likely frustrated. You may feel like these statistics support your conundrum, and you may want to blame fast food chains, availability of highly palatable foods, your metabolism, your mother, you name it.
I get it– I wanted to blame people, too! I didn’t want to think it was my fault for creating a body that felt foreign to me– I just felt like I was trying to cope with this life and this body just happened.
The truth is, we can blame a lot of people and some intense life circumstances for wherever we are, but that only serves to keep us stuck.
In order to make progress, we have to desire the freedom in transformation more than we find comfort in the story keeping us chained.
Jack Canfield’s first of his Success Principles (in the book with the same title) is to “take 100% responsibility for your life.”
So, what if we just decided that …
- We no longer focus on who or what to blame!
- We figure out the solution for ourselves starting now!
- The solution is actually finding the cure for ourselves, and not waiting for someone else!
- We are willing to take 100% responsibility in this area of life!
When I asked myself these question on my own weight loss journey it really broke my brain because it made me realize that I actually have all the answers that I need– I just needed to start testing, have some patience, and create a format for myself that would confirm I was on the right track.
This is why I am beyond excited for my Holiday Fat Loss Challenge October 26th-30th.
In these 5 days, I am going to training you specifically on how to create a plan for YOU that gets results.
Whether you’ve been struggling with your weight your whole life, a decade or two, or have noticed that since you hit 40 you keep gaining weight, I can assure you there is a solution… and it’s not what you think.
If you’d like to join the challenge, then go to my website and sign up for your free guide: How to Stop Overeating When Working From Home, and I’ll let you know as soon as the challenge opens up.
ACTION FOR TODAY: For those of you who don’t know, I am a big fan of accountability. If you are ready to start your journey today, then download the My Fitness Pal app and start tracking your food. You don’t have to hit any goals or targets, just start noticing what you’re eating. Awareness is the first step, so if you are ready to make some progress, then click here to get started.
*Bray, George A et al. “The Science of Obesity Management: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement.” Endocrine reviews vol. 39,2 (2018): 79-132. doi:10.1210/er.2017-00253