Weight Fluctuation

Are You Dieting To Fix Your Body? Then Read This.

Here is the truth: At large dieting isn’t really about fixing your body and losing weight.

Dieting is accepting the idea that your role in your life is to control your body.

Diet culture teaches you to second-guess what you want to eat. Wake up call! Eating is your most basic and intuitive desire. Nobody knows better than you what you need.

Spoil Alert: If you second-guess what you should eat, most likely you are second-guessing other parts of your life too. Because how you do one thing is how you do everything!

 Here is a reminder what you really mean when you say:

“I am on a diet”

You became part of the diet culture, who is terrified of weight gain
You let the diet industry decide how your body should look like and how to spend your precious time on (diet and exercise)
You have set of beliefs that ever shrinking thinness (dieting, exercising) is expected from you and it’s your moral duties and social responsibility to be thin
If you are not thin you deserve to be targeted to public shaming and being punished
The diet culture effects you in a way that you believe that you will never be good enough until you lose weight
You are […]

Here Is Why You Can’t Keep Your Weight Off Forever

The diet industry is great at selling the idea that you are indeed in control of your weight.

Dieting helps you lose weight most of the time but how to keep it off is a whole different ball game. And somehow you suck at it.

You know exactly how hard it is to keep the weigh off even though in the first weeks of dieting you lose more or less but almost always gain it back.

Your frustration is inevitable. It’s like your body is trying to fight to retain a certain weight, right?

Although you have been told billion times that you are responsible for your weight, have you ever wondered why is it so hard to keep your weight off? Why is it so much of a struggle for you?

What if you are not as much in control of your weight as you were told?

Instead of blaming yourself for failed attempts to keep the weight off listen to what I have to say about it.

There are clinical evidences that support the idea that our weight is at the very least not in our exclusive control in the long run.

Long run is the operative word here. Losing weight and keep it off for […]

Can You Figure Out How To Feel Confident in Your Body Regardless Your Size?

How can I feel great in my body every day?

Most of you who are interested reading articles like this might be ready to hear the ultimate solution but maybe not. But you are here searching, which is already a half win.

Yes, you can overcome:

Chronic dieting - for weight loss purpose
Years or decades of weight struggles - because you don’t feel good enough
Hating your body - just for the sake of trying to get or be thinner.

At some point in your life when the pain, hopelessness and struggle is bigger than the desire to get and stay skinny, you will be ready to hear what I have to say here.

When you ready to surrender to give up to be a certain size that you have constantly had a problem reaching or staying at in the first place, you will find happiness, peace and just pure joy at the end of the road.

Struggling with your weight can originate out of physical hunger (dieting) that leads to binging. Emotional dieting (compulsive behavior with food) exists as a coping mechanism to overcome or deal with your emotions and feelings, which can lead to weight issues as well.

This article discovers how to overcome the diet […]

Why Trying To Lose Weight Is A Waste Of Time And What To Do Instead

When I used to do one-on-one coaching around weight loss predominantly, I always asked my clients this question below, that I am asking form you now.

What would losing X pounds of fat or X inches would mean for you?

The answers I received were, if I lose weight:

I would feel sexy
I would feel wanted and desired
I would feel finally happy
I would make my husband/boyfriend happy
I would feel powerful, being seen and listened

Although I had my share of struggles with weight and body image insecurity I realized everything I did with weight loss was external. I was reaching outside of myself hoping that if I lose weight and have the look I wanted I would feel better.

But when I lost weight and I got the appearance I wanted, the feeling that I was after was still missing.

Although I got confirmation from others and I felt proud and excited but something was still lacking inside of me. I had a huge mental war and emotional game inside of me about what if I was going to gain back the weight. I felt terrified.

Here is my question for you today? Do you really want to only lose weight more than anything else?

Do you want a […]

Now You Can Feel Finally Full And Manage Your Weight As Well.

The other day I spoke to a yoga studio owner after attending an event. I enjoy talking to people whose work environment requires self-awareness and an interest in personal growth. It’s a great way for me to connect with like-minded people.

She said her weight struggle always involves giving up on dieting and returning to overeating because she likes to eat too much and food makes her happy and relaxed. I said I was not surprised.

Although dieting for weight loss can seem to be the solution for ongoing weight issues and body image insecurities, dieting is actually only the foreplay for overeating, bingeing and telling the universe that you hate you body. 

The cycle is almost inevitable. When you resist food, you say yes to restricting by pushing food out of your mind, controlling your intake and limiting food.

But whatever you resist persists and you will binge or overeat at some point. In addition, our body image insecurities the catalyst for dieting. The more insecure you feel in your body the more you will want to restrict your food intake.

 As I was talking to Emily she said she either restricts food or allows herself to eat anything.

She would love to practice moderation (who wouldn’t) but somehow she […]

The Truth About My Food Issues And Body Image Insecurity.

Have you ever noticed that once you make an achievement toward your goals, all of a sudden you start to panic and revert back to your old habits?

We all know the scenario of successful weight loss only to gain it all back (and sometimes even a few extra pounds); despite how hard we worked for our “dream body”. We also know how proud we feel after staying on track with our diet and exercise routine during the week only to sabotage ourselves over the weekend.

We think that our willpower is weak and we beat ourselves up for it.

I vividly remember one of my many attempts to lose weight for good. Once I was lean and toned - again - somehow I lost the “drive” to stay there. It’s not that I didn’t like my new body. I loved it! But I started treating it with less care by binging or I completely stopped exercising although I truly enjoyed the energy that I got from it.

After reaching my goal I couldn’t put my finger on these feelings I was experiencing but it was completely counterintuitive to what I had expected to feel. However, this weird feeling didn’t just show up in […]