Recently, I read an email from one of the well-known weight loss “experts”, and almost every sentence of that email was copied.
A couple of years ago, I created a teleseminar called “7 Reasons Why Diets Fail – And What to Do Instead”. That diet and weight loss “expert” now offers a “breakthrough” program with the exact same title, except that he added the word “almost”…why “…almost all diets fail – and what to do instead”. What he is suggesting is that all diets fail but his.
Can you call that a “breakthrough”? That’s nothing new. That’s exactly what every diet coach promotes just in a different package.
There is still the false hope that one day, someone was going to find the right diet that would help the whole 70% of overweight and obese population in the Western world to lose all the extra weight forever. Just think about it, if there was just one diet that worked, there wouldn’t be a single overweight person left on the whole planet. Such information would have spread to the most remote place in the world.
We have to face it, not even the newest diet is new. Every ‘new’ diet we hear about is an old diet with a new name and label.
This is the reason the whole non-diet movement has really taken hold. Thank goodness people are becoming more aware of the diet myth. Did you notice that suddenly some diet companies begin to call their diets a ‘lifestyle plan’? A lot of diet companies are now trying to jump on the non-diet bandwagon. Although this is a sign that the fact that diets don’t work is beginning to sink into people’s heads, it is making it even harder to find the right answers.
Dieting experts realize that their approach doesn’t work anymore. And because they don’t have anything else to offer than just another diet or a slight twist to their existing diet method, they are trying to find new, nice words to replace the word “diet” and make you believe that what they offer is not a diet but a new method.
For over three decades I’m calling my method “holistic” because it is – it addresses body, mind, psychology and spirit. A few days ago I saw a TV ad of Weight Watchers in which they call their menues “holistic”. How ridiculous! They couldn’t make it more obvious that they believe that all their customers are stupid.
It is, indeed, a healthy lifestyle that will help you lose your extra weight in a healthy manner and for good, if you solve some inner issues at the same time. Just be aware that diet ‘experts’ call their diets a ‘healthy lifestyle’ when it really isn’t. They now call their diets “holistic” just because they add a few affirmations to their programs. As a consumer, you need to learn to see through these marketing tactics and distinguish what is the truth and what is just marketing.
So what is my best weight loss advice I have been giving thousands of my clients for the last 32 years? It’s…
You first have to stop doing what does not work before you can learn new ways that really work. Develop normal eating habits first. Give your body everything it needs to function well. Listen to your body. Cooperate with your body. Just do it the RIGHT way.
By following a diet, no matter how nicely the package is wrapped and labeled, you’re doing the exact opposite. You develop abnormal eating habits. You deprive your body from vital nutrients, which forces it to go into crisis mode. You have to overrule your body’s signals and what it’s trying to tell you. You work against your body’s own nature and thus literally force it to create more extra fat.
A healthily slim body looks never haggard and anorexic. The first sign that shows me whether someone is on a diet or on a healthy weight loss plan are the upper arms and the face. As soon as the arms look thin and the face starved, this is an alarm signal for me and proof that the particular person is on a diet and not on a healthy weight loss strategy. A healthy weight loss strategy gives you a nicely shaped body, you look healthy, vital and radiant.
What sense does a weight loss plan make when you look unattractive after you have lost your weight? Extremes never look attractive. Neither an overweight nor a starved body look nice. A good weight loss strategy makes you look healthy with nice and perfect body forms. And that can be achieved best without a diet.
The diet approach not only burns fat but also muscles and makes you look like you’re skin and bones. These people look like they had just survived cancer. That doesn’t look attractive at all. That’s not what you want for yourself, and that’s not what I wish for you.
So my best advice I can give you today is this:
Stop dieting and start cooperating with your body!
By working with over 10,000 women for over 30 years, helping them to achieve their goals, I have found 52 possible causes of weight gain and yo-yo dieting so far. And I’m sure there are more causes. Of course, not every person has all 52+ causes…but every person has more than one.
Some of the most common causes are:
- Toxic overload
- Hormonal imbalance
- Need of protection
- Emotional imbalance
- Traumatic experiences
- The inability to set healthy boundaries
- Poor habit
The easiest, fastest, and simplest way of attaining and maintaining a slim and healthy body is by finding and eliminating the effective causes. Once the causes are gone, there is no more reason for the body to hold on to its extra fat.
This may sound complicated. It’s not complicated, it’s just a little bit more complex than the lie that all you have to do were eating less and exercise more. But at the end of the day this is still the fastest and easiest way of losing weight because it is maintainable.
Please keep in mind that when you are on the wrong road, you will never get to your final destination, no matter how fast you walk, or even run…and no matter how disciplined you are. The wrong road is the wrong road is the wrong road.
On the other hand, when you’re on the right road, you will eventually get to your final destination, no matter how slow or fast you go. You could even crawl and you would get there.
The question you have to ask yourself now is, do you want to take detour upon detour by trying diets, pills, bariatric surgery, and other tactical things? Or are you willing to take into consideration that it might take a little bit more than just another diet and some exercise, and once you will have eliminated your personal effective causes, you will be done with it?
What is fast in losing, gaining, losing, and gaining some more…? It doesn’t get you anywhere. On the other hand, as soon as you’re willing to look at the real culprit and eliminate it, losing weight suddenly becomes easy and effortless.
There is no faster way of lasting weight loss I know of.
Keep in mind that the Universe follows the laws of nature, and so does your body.
P.S. Remember my competitor I mentioned in my first paragraph, the one who did not only copy an article of mine but also the title of a program? While I was writing this article I was hoping that I was wrong. The day after I published my article he deleted me from his email list. I’m sure he is still on mine. However, this was the sad proof to me that I was right about my assumption.
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