“Aargh… I’m up a pound!”
“Oh, good… I’m down a pound!”
“Ugh… I can’t believe I haven’t even lost a pound.”
It’s easy to obsess about the number on your bathroom scale. If that number colors your mood and dictates how you feel about your body, however, your body won’t feel loved and you won’t get the results you want.
To release weight permanently, it’s important to focus on the relationship you have with your body, not on what you weigh.
So here’s something crucial you need to do (and I bet you aren’t going to like it. At least at first.)
Learn to love your weight.
Yes, you heard me. Learn to love your weight. Here’s why: Your body carries the energy of your inner thoughts and feelings. Especially if you experienced childhood trauma and had no one to support and protect you, that extra weight most likely holds the energy of pain, sadness and loneliness.
Emotional eating may have been—and perhaps still is—your only source of comfort. And that weight can be like a cozy old blanket that helps you (and your inner child) feel safe.
What if you could shift from seeing the extra weight as pounds of fat to hate… to seeing them as pounds of pain that need your love? (more…)