-Amount of trauma you’ve experienced in life
-How safe you feel
-Depression and other forms of mental illness
Just to name a few…
This is by no means an exhaustive list.
I wanted to mention this list because so many weight loss solutions are sold as a ‘one size fits all’ approach, whether we’re excessively overweight or just carrying a few extra kilos.
If there are so many different reasons why people are overweight in the first place, how can there be a one size fits all solution?
If you’ve ever bought a weight loss program in the past and felt like a failure because ‘everyone else got results but not me’ I hope this brings you some comfort.
There are so many reasons why people are overweight, and each reason requires a different approach.
In my business I work on the overeating piece.
The reason I focus on overeating is because it was the number one issue for me personally. I’m a foodie. For a very large part of my life I didn’t know any other way of managing my emotions rather than to stuff them down with food. I was excessively overweight.
So while the other factors played a role – I did have some digestive issues, I did need to address my sleep and my exercise and other things – none of those adjustments really made a difference until I stopped overeating.
Now there are many other coaches who work on different aspects and I’m happy to recommend you to them. But I want to be clear that overeating is the piece I work on.
SNAPSHOT OF MY APPROACH
I do NOT weigh people in or out.
This is the LONG game.
AND this is the thing that lasts.
This is the sustainable approach, if you want to not only lose weight but KEEP IT OFF.
If you have a pattern of overeating and you try some other approach and it works for a while but then it doesn’t, chances are it’s because you’ve gone back to your pattern of overeating and that sabotages everything.
Next article – Overcoming Overeating
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