For years I dreamed of taking a magic pill, or inventing some kind of sucking device that would just suck that fat right off my body (FYI… if you’ve found one of these devices, I would still like to know about it!)
But it never happened.
Weight loss a minefield. A minefield filled with delicious, crispy, crunchy, sweet and salty land mines at every turn.
Got weight to lose? Just go on another diet.
After all, those diets are working for somebody, aren’t they?
Why can’t it be you?
Don’t be fooled.
The Diet Industry is so heavily disguised in sugar frosted coating, anyone could be forgiven for thinking that they actually CARE about you. I mean, it certainly looks that way, doesn’t it?
TV commercials on every station. Magazine ads with glossy air-brushed models eating the very latest paleo/raw vegan/low carb/high carb meal replacement slush, but you know what?…
It’s all total GARBAGE!
The truth? They don’t care about you.
It makes me furious when I look back at the years I wasted in self-hatred, self-loathing, judging my body for…heck, being HUMAN SHAPED!
I’m not going to say that I have it all together, because I don’t… not even close.
But I HAVE figured out a thing or two about dieting and weight loss over the past few years that I want to share with you.
You can either read this now or revisit it later, after you’ve been on the diet merry-go-round One. More. Time.
you could learn from someone who’s been there, done that, bought the Krispy Kreme donuts and moved on!
(Spoiler Alert: the last point is the most important)
7 Things You MUST Do
To Lose Weight for 2016
1. It’s not all sunshine and lollipops
I know, I know… we’d all like to live on double fudge brownies that make you skinny but sadly, the fact that they don’t exist prevents it.
There will be times when you will need to say “no” to yourself when you’re taste buds are ready to bust a move on the dance floor of your tongue.
It means eating what you KNOW will make you happy later on when you REEEALLY want that chocolate cake now.
You won’t get it perfect every time, that’s the truth. But eating one cookie does NOT mean you’ve “ruined it”. Heck, eating a WHOLE BAG of cookies does not mean you’ve “ruined it”.
It’s a journey. Deal with it.
2. Make it fun
Just because something has its moments of, err…discomfort, doesn’t mean it can’t be the MOST AWESOME EXPERIENCE EVER!
I had no idea when I created it how amazing it would be, that women from all over the globe would be clambering to become part of such a life changing program.
Right from day one it was a place where women felt safe to connect with themselves in a way they had never connected before. To get to the root cause of why, after all these years, chocolate cake was STILL their kryptonite.
And of course, it instantly created a tribe of women who were not only reshaping their bodies, but their lives. Sure, we push the boundaries, but THAT’S what successful weight loss is all about!
3. Chocolate won’t make it better
This was a hard lesson to learn, and one that I’m still working on to this day.
In case we’ve never met before, chocolate was, is, and probably always will be my drug of choice.
Moderation? What’s that?!
When it comes to chocolate, there are no limits to the amount I can consume.
So it took me a while to realise that, as delicious as chocolate may be, it was not actually making my problems disappear in a haze of chocolaty sweetness. It was, in reality, making them much, much worse.
Initially I had one problem (insert life event here), but now, after consuming enough chocolate to wipe out a small Cadbury’s factory, I had TWO problems. My initial problem, and NOW the added problem of five extra kilos stuck to my butt!
Don’t turn to food to ease your pain.
4. You need to Stickability
Yes, yes… we’d all like to lose fifteen kilos by tomorrow morning (oh! how I wish it were possible), but it ain’t gonna happen.
Use journaling and affirmations to work through your emotions, keep trying again and again until you find the sweet spot of foods that work for YOUR body, shake your booty a little each day and STICK WITH IT until you see the result you want.
Hot tip: here’s what counts as sticking with it… sticking with it. Period.
5. Love yourself and your body
This was seriously my hardest challenge.
Firstly, WHY should I love myself when I HATED what I say in the mirror each day and secondly, even if I wanted to, I didn’t know HOW to love myself?
It took a lot of Soul searching to find the path that was right for me but as per point number 4, I stuck with it until I did.
I started by Googling the heck outta that baby until I FINALLY came upon self-love techniques and teachings that felt right to me. Who was the wise dude who said “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”? Anyway, you get the gist…
6. Don’t eat salad
Unless you like it, in which case, go your hardest.
But if you’re like the majority of the human race, we associate eating salad with “being on a diet” and that ain’t fun.
Find out what foods you enjoy that don’t make you want to binge or smack your head against the refrigerator with eaters remorse.
Experiment. Try new things. Find out what you like and what you really, kinda, don’t.
Above all, don’t eat salad to try to lose weight. Eat foods you love, in amounts you can feel good about and the weight loss will come.
And if you seriously feel like, OMG! I can’t do this anymore, then get support.
THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.
Trust me on this, I’ve been there a THOUSAND times.
Trying to white knuckle my way through ANOTHER weight loss program.
Vowing that THIS time will be different.
Searching the calendar for the perfect date to start a new diet (as if a number or a day of the week would make a difference) and OH! On those rare occasions when the first of the month fell on a Monday?
Well, that was the pot of gold at the end of the weight loss rainbow! I was SURE to succeed THAT TIME! Right?
If any of this sounds even REMOTELY familiar,then you owe it to yourself
Because as much as I wish I could solve this weight issue for you by waving a chocolate coated magic wand, and as much as the women in Ditch the Diet Online Bootcampexperience INCREDIBLE WEIGHT LOSS results, YOU will only experience true success, freedom and empowerment if you’re ready to make a change.
YOU still need to be the one to make the final decision… is this really for you or are you just not ready to let this thing with food go yet?
Because how you show up in YOUR life is how you show up in the lives of OTHERS.
So ask yourself… what kind of example do you REALLY want to set for your children, your friends, YOURSELF?
Who do you REALLY want to be?
Someone who decides that they DESERVE to be happy, or someone who faffs around with this weight loss thing for 20, 30 or 40 years?
If you want to have this chat again in another twelve months, fine.
If you’re ready to be all that you CAN BE, all that you were BORN TO BE, then take advantage of the VIP Early Bird Specials atDitch the Diet Online Bootcamp.