It’s common that many people who want to lose weight actually don’t want to be told what do. As soon as they have rules or guidelines in front of them, they dig in their heels. One of our coaches had this exact issue during the week.
Trying to tell the person what or how much they should eat or drink, or what exercise they should do, or how long they should spend sleeping, simply sent the person into a kind of defiance that stopped them from getting the results they want. “You tell me what to do? I’m not going to do it.”
This person said that losing the extra weight was extremely important but at the same time eating some specific foods was also important and one would not be sacrificed for the other. This person had also proven, time and again, that one of the foods that was so desperately ‘needed’ was the exact food that stopped weight loss from happening.
There are people who behave in this way every time they start a diet, even if they’re not taking advice from another person. As soon as they identify the foods they can’t eat, they go out and eat them. In abundance. It’s like they’re telling themselves to go jump in the lake.
Given that this is creates quite a problem for successful weight loss, what can you do to resolve the inner conflict? Life Coach Jaemin Frazer outlines the common mistakes that people make. It all starts with facing up to the problem.
To read more about overcoming fear, insecurity, or sabotaging behaviours, check out Jaemin Frazer’s website. For help with adapting your diet and/or behaviours to enable weight loss, contact your nearest dietflex coach.
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