Losing weight doesn't solve your life problems.
Losing weight can boost your confidence for a second, get you excited to buy and fit into new clothes. No doubt in that, but weight loss doesn't solve other things that we often think it solves.
Problems that Weight Loss Won't Solve
Here are some problems that people often look solutions for, but weight loss doesn't do anything about them:
Lack of confidence.
Negative self talk.
Even When We Lose Weight, These Problems Stay
I talk to women every week, who tell me that not much was different when they were 20 pounds lighter. They were still doing the following things:
Wanting to lose more weight.
Pinching and squeezing their skin (which they thought was fat).
Some of the Problems Even Get Worse…
None of these things go away and some of them can get even worse. Here are some things that happened to me:
🌟 When I used to run a ton to keep my weight in check, I often tried to run away from my wrong relationship but guess what: When I got back home, the relationship was still there. Surprisingly, nothing had changed.
🌟 When I tried so hard to maintain my weight, I was escaping from the job I didn't like at all and felt very dissatisfied with. Guess what: No matter how low calories I ate, the job didn't suck less.
Weight Loss Can Boost Your Confidence… For a Second
Weight loss can boost your confidence for a second. But that's just temporary. It's a short-lived high. If you don't deal with what's actually broken (that job, that relationship, that self esteem), your life will still be the same, you're just living it in a smaller body.
Here is what one of the readers told me… Maybe you can resonate?
It's important that we live healthy life, eat in a way that supports our bodies and that we like, move the way that is enjoyable to us, enjoy life in general.
If you really want to lose weight, first consider what you think it will give you. If you choose to do it, do it responsibly — don't cut your calories drastically or start overtraining because the more extreme the change, the more it's going to cost. But know that weight loss won't solve your life problems — you have to solve them separately from your physical body.