This phrase is something that I hear more than anything as a nutritionist.
Now, there is a BIG difference between ‘I don’t want to obsess, stress and worry about food’. But I don’t think that’s what people are referring to when they say… “I don’t want to think about food.” I think there’s a deeper block going on. I think that it’s really about people want to avoid figuring out how they got to where they are and the work that needs to be done to change it.
Everyone wants meal plans. They want 30-day programs. They want to eliminate entire food groups…. but they don’t want to figure out how to have a healthy, balanced, sustainable diet.
But the truth is, when it comes to weight loss and long-term results, I am telling you, giving someone a meal plan is one of the worst things you can do. Why? Because they’re not sustainable, they’re not realistic, and they’re not going to TEACH them anything about HOW to eat healthy. They’re simply going to teach them how to follow a meal plan… which, let’s be honest isn’t hard to do.
What is hard, is thinking for yourself. Doing the work. Tapping into your intuition and your body and knowing what works and what doesn’t. That’s hard. That’s the REAL work that’s required if you want long-term, sustainable results. Sorry, Susan you’re going to have to put some effort in. #realtalk
But here’s the thing you need to know: YOU AND YOUR GOALS ARE WORTH IT.
Trust me, if we could just take a magic pill and eat whatever we wanted and be the perfect size, I can only imagine how many people would sell everything they have to get a lifetime supply. But here’s the thing (aside from the fact that it’s likely never going to happen because it would completely annihilate the weight loss industry – which currently is worth $50B dollars) You have to ask yourself, is being the perfect size your only goal? Where does your health and the longevity of your life come into play?
The sad truth is, is that with some many of us, it doesn’t. We want the million dollar dream on the minimum wage budget. We don’t think about maintaining our weight for years with a healthy lifestyle, we ask ourselves how quickly we can lose those 15lbs for a vacation.
And that $50B Weight Loss Industry keeps fuelling that fire with fad diets and magic potions instead of focusing on what health and wellness truly should be about – a lifestyle, not a diet.
So I hate to say it, but if you want that weight to come off and stay off, you’re going to have to change your mindset. Change your routine. Stop the fad dieting. Take control of your health. And make the investment in yourself.
Because #letsbehonest there are 365 days in a year, 3 meals (typically) in a day… that means in one year alone, you’ve got over 1095 meals that you’ve gotta eat… so there is simply no way to avoid thinking about that. Not to mention, that’s one year… you’ve got a lifetime ahead of you!
So if you’re curious about where to start, send me an email or book a call and let’s chat! We can figure out where you’re at and what would be realistic for you. I promise you it’s not as hard as it sounds, and once you get going, you’re not only going to love thinking about food, you’re going to love the results that you get.
With love and nut butter,