How many diet programs, diet books, fat-burning pills, and/or firming creams have you purchased over the years…and then felt lousy about having bought when the intended results failed to materialize? I bet you then heaped blame and shame on yourself rather than on those who falsely promised the products would work.
Self-truth in advertising! I finally admitted to myself that there was not a program or product out there that could guarantee weight loss! Really! I’m not making that up. I’m up on the latest research. But, based on my own personal history, I knew what was likely to happen if I could reduce my emotional eating episodes (I learned healthier ways to emotional regulate), and if I moved my body more (I bought and made a commitment to use an exercycle in my bedroom while watching movies on my DVD player–the very same movies I had been watching as I lay on my bed)… and I knew what would happen if I designed a life that was more in line with what I said I wanted (I took the time to figure that out and then I worked on what I needed to do to follow through).
Life is good!
What are you doing this weekend…researching weight loss options or taking one small step toward the life you say you want?
Ellen Shuman is a Life Coach who specializes in working with people who struggle with emotional and binge eating issues. She founded A Weigh Out & Acoria Eating Disorder Treatment (1993-2005), served as a Past President of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA merged with NEDA), and Co-Chaired the International Academy for Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on “Health at Every Size” for a decade, firstname.lastname@example.org