I Am with You at Every Step
I’ve been asked a lot recently about quick fixes and the best way to lose weight – Do I think that a low fat diet, hours of training or a low-cal, additive-filled shake are the magic solution to our ever-worsening obesity and health crisis? That would be a resounding “no” from me.
I continually come face to face with the fall-out from the multi-billion dollar diet industry: women (and quite often men too) who have lost all faith in themselves, who “fail” again and again and again, whose self-esteem is at rock bottom, who have deeply dysfunctional relationships with food, who waste much of their waking energy on weighing and measuring (their food or themselves) and on obsessing over and discussing their last or next weigh-in.
Two stone lost. Two and a half stone gained. Rinse and repeat. Year in, year out. It takes up their day. It takes up their life. It seeps into their career and their relationships. It trickles down into the next generation of children who grow up to repeat the very same
The answer to our crisis is staring us in the face. It doesn’t come in a choice of banana, strawberry or coffee flavours. It doesn’t doesn’t have a mega buck marketing campaign behind it, celebrity endorsements or catchy jingles on the radio.
It is simply this: lifestyle change.
Until we change our lifestyle, nothing, nothing, nothing changes. Lifestyle change is not instant. It’s not ripping open a packet of coloured gunk and mixing it with water to drink instead of a meal.
So, we are all at different stages of becoming ‘Sugar Free’ in our diets and over the coming weeks we will look at improving and changing from wherever we are now. I will support you to make changes, and I will trust that you will take responsibility for your choices in order to make the most out of this group. 🌟
I have heard many people say ‘I can’t cut out Sugar’ but the truth is YOU CAN. It will just take focus, support, stepping into an uncomfortable space at times AND remembering that your journey is different to others.
‘Wellbeing is important to us all. It’s not just about healthy eating and regular exercise. Wellbeing is more to do with feeling good about ourselves, getting the most out of our lives and feeling connected to other people. It enables us to cope when life gets tough or when our health suffers.
Good luck and I am with you at every step. 💫