Why you should stop dieting to lose weight!Jun 07, 2023
Listen, 10 months ago I was exercising 6 days per week, dieting (avoiding entire food groups), and living in a calorie deficit.
Despite all of my efforts to “be healthy” by losing weight, I watched my health tailspin and the scale climb to my highest (non-pregnant) weight!
I wasn’t thriving, I was surviving.
Despite outwardly living a healthy lifestyle, inside my body was failing.
I was pre-diabetic, suffering thyroid and adrenal fatigue and had all of the inflammation markers and symptoms of PCOS.
I was overweight as a bi-product of those internal failures... which were only being exasperated by the stress of my “health choices” to be on a restrictive diet, and workout everyday (attempting to lose weight)!
So what did I do instead? I listened to my body and went against every health & fitness “truth” I’ve ever learned as a personal trainer over the last 16 years.
I stopped dieting.
I stopped restricting calories (and counting them all together).
I stopped fearing food and reintroduced fruit and starchy carbs like potatoes, rice, and sourdough bread.
I made mindful (yet still delicious) food choices, which also included mindful choices to not eliminate ANYTHING 100% from what I eat.
YES! This even included highly-processed “non-healthy” food like cereal, ice cream, pizza, fast food, etc. I haven't eliminated ANYTHING 100%!
I haven't dieted, restricted calories, or exercised a single day in the last 10 months and I’m down 40 pounds!
HOW IN THE WORLD DID I DO IT? I focused on health (not weight loss) and as a bi-product of the multi-faceted process of healing my body from the inside out my body has released 40 pounds.
You can learn more about my health journey HERE.
Along the way, I have made it my mission to help women get healthy and lose weight in a way they never thought was possible by encouraging them to:
Stop trying to lose weight to get healthy.
Stop cutting out the foods you love.
Stop extreme fad diets.
Stop letting the scale dictate your health choices and self-worth.
I'm here to show you that you CAN lose weight while eating the foods you love.
If you are ready to stop wishing and start eating mindfully, I can help!
I’ve documented every single step of my health journey inside my “Work In Progress” series for you to implement the same changes in your own life!
You can learn more here: www.bikinibodymommy.com/aworkinprogress