What’s Food Got To Do With It?

What's Food Got To Do With It

Ahhh…those New Year’s resolutions! Are you moving forward successfully with yours? Weight loss is still a major focus judging from the inquiries I’m receiving.

Last week I shared my ‘Top 10 Foods That Cause Cravings and Make You Fat’.
I know that if you stop eating those foods, you’ll lose weight.

Yet, there’s more to losing weight than changing the food you eat. Food has much to do with it…but it isn’t everything.
Also contributing to your excess weight can be:

  • blood sugar levels
  • cravings
  • willpower
  • self-esteem
  • stories you tell yourself
  • beliefs about your body
  • thoughts about being thin
  • stress levels
  • lack of good support…and more!

It’s important, then, to address some of these other topics to successfully lose weight and keep it off.

Below are 3 things you can do – besides changing your diet – I think will help you address some of those other factors of weight gain.

  1. JournalingWhat's Food Got To Do With It
    Yes…writing, but specifically writing down what you’re feeling. It’s a technique I share in my Authentic Health freebie (you can get it here).
    When you write for even 10 minutes, without stopping, focusing on what you feel, you tap into your subconscious. You’ll likely gain a greater understanding of what’s been unaddressed inside you, and you will process it at the same time.
    Letting go of unaddressed issues and feelings is a key to letting go of excess weight!
  2. Acceptance
    I don’t mean accept that you’re overweight and that your life isn’t as you want it to be. What I mean is self-acceptance.
    If you’re not accepting yourself, you’re rejecting yourself. Your body knows. Can you imagine rejecting a young child and then expecting that child to be successful at a task you want completed?
    Success happens in an atmosphere of acceptance, love and encouragement. Give that to yourself…and to your body!
  3. Letting go
    Let go of to-do’s on your list. Lighten your load. Take a break. Sleep more.
    We have become overworked, caffeine-powered, hyper-stimulated junkies. And our bodies know it. They think we’re under attack and they work hard to maintain our health under extreme stress.
    But when our bodies are under stress, they store fat, not burn it. If you really want to lose weight, send your body the message that life is good and peaceful. You’ll be happier too!

Try these 3 techniques along with your food changes if you’re losing weight this year.

Besides releasing extra weight, you’ll likely release long-held emotions that have weighed you down as well as gain some powerful and healthy habits!

Much love,

Alicia

www.authentichealthpath.com