As I have celebrated in earlier posts, we are all unique. We are not meant to look the same regardless of what the current fashion or fitness trends promote.
I embrace the Ayurveda approach to help our understanding of body and mind.
It offers an alternative explanation as to why some people are unhealthy and unhappy when they appear underweight, whilst others have this experience when they are a healthy weight or carrying extra weight.
It also explains why diets don’t work.
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Take your weight off your mind: Is your weight a body or mind issue?
What you think about your body weight may have a large impact on your ability to enjoy a healthy and happy life.
Take your weight off your mind, allow yourself to consider the possibility that your weight is not your fault, and focus on what makes you feel vibrant and alive.
By focussing on taking care of yourself, rather than the scales, you will find your natural healthy weight.
Healthy weight range
#1 Your weight is within the healthy range for your height and age (as per health recommendations) Yes/No
#2 Your weight is within your optimal range for your health and fitness (this is based on your personal experience as an adult) Yes/No
# 3 Do you have any health conditions that improve by having a healthy body weight, such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and arthritis?
#4 Do you feel that your health would improve if you lost or gained weight? Yes/No
It is important to remember that not everyone fits into the recommended weight range.
These recommendations are a guide only.
You can carry more or less weight than is recommended and still experience good health.
And many ladies that I work with say,
“Sallyanne, when I look back at the photos of me before my first diet, I looked great and I was 10 or 20 kilos lighter.
I understand now, that even though I was above the recommended weight range, I was at a good weight for me.”
Eating for You promotes a compassionate and mindful approach to your total lifestyle based on the practice of mindful eating.
Because I understand that you have probably tried every diet and weight loss program available, I offer a free 15 minute Mindful Eating Discovery call.
In this call I spend most of the time talking with you about your main eating challenge, and if I can help you I will provide a personalised tip.
I do these calls myself, so I only have a limited number each week.
Weight and happiness
#5 Do you feel that your happiness would improve if you lost or gained weight? Yes/No
#6 Do you believe that you would be happier if your body shape and size changed? Yes/No
#7 Do you feel guilty if you gain weight? Yes/No
#8 Do you measure your self-worth on how you look? Yes/No
#9 Would you like to eat in a way that is more intuitive, nourishes you and doesn’t require restriction? Yes/No
Taking care of yourself and presenting the best version of you to the world are worthwhile goals.
However, measuring your self-worth on what you eat and your body weight is limiting your potential.
And don’t beat yourself up for thinking this way.
We are introduced to the concept of being thin as good in our childhood.
I still recall a conversation between two adults in my family about weight. The words I remember are:
“She will never be as thin as her sister.”
As a child, I didn’t know what thin was, but I gathered it was good!
Our minds can become consumed with any number of things, so if body weight has become your main focus…
the first thing to do is recognise that this may be making life harder for you.
I encourage you to consider an approach that supports nourishment rather than restriction.
Eating for You is an alternative to dieting and is based on the practice of mindful eating.
It allows us to reconnect with our habits and drivers (motivations), and assess whether they are supporting or detracting from our health and happiness.
Mindfulness encourages us to treat ourselves with kindness and compassion.
Like my help for free
If you would love some help to take your weight off your mind for good, and find lasting solutions for your weight, health and happiness, then join me for a free 15 Minute Mindful Eating Discovery Call.
In the call we will spend around 10 minutes discussing your main eating habit and goal, and if I can help you, I will provide a personalised tip that you can put into action straight away.
I offer these call for free, as I know you have tried so many diets and programs already, and I wouldn’t charge you for anything unless I knew it was right for you.