I love a good analogy. Here are my thoughts on why weight loss behaviours don't stick.

If you’re into looking at the night sky, you may have heard that the distant star that you’re looking at might no longer exist. In the time it took for the light to reach Earth and your eyes, the star may have died.

This makes me think about weight loss.

Your physical body is a reflection of what’s going on inside your mind.

Things such as your…

  • Identity
  • Values
  • Beliefs
  • Etc…

Which in turn affect your actions and behaviours.

And just like the star, sometimes your body takes a little while to catch up

You could change your identity and have the behaviours of a fit and healthy person, but it takes time to burn the calories needed to physically change your body’s shape and size.

But what I wanted to focus on here is that if you want to become a different person on the outside, you need to become a different person on the inside.

AND not many people realise this.

They try and forcibly change their behaviour while fighting against their values, beliefs and identity.

This takes a lot of energy and at some point, you’ll get tired.

So then you either just stop the healthy lifestyle behaviours or possibly worse, turn to food for a release from the stress and overwhelm, leading to guilt and making your problem worse.

This is why often new behaviours don’t stick.

You literally have to become a different new person on the inside to have it reflect on the outside.

This means massively living outside your comfort zone, confronting difficult things and taking massive action.

However, this is the difference between living with the emotional pain of your problem AND choosing to take on the pain and effort of personal development instead.

And it’s through these choices that you create the freedom to become the person you want to be and live the life you want to live. 

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