Truth About Weight Loss

When we think about losing weight, we think about it in the physical sense. Burning fat, dropping calories, restriction, deprivation.. all of it.

Eat less, exercises more.

And I get it, it makes sense – after all, you’ve got a 60 billion dollar industry playing to your insecurities on the regular, there isn’t much space, bandwidth or capacity for you to explore anything else.

But, what if, I was to just lean in for a moment, digress from the current weight conversation and create a new, more disruptive yet more empowered conversation?

What if I told you that the physical weight you’re carrying is simply a representation of the emotional weight you’ve been carrying?

What if I told you that it has way less to do with the caloric deficient and more to do with the emotional release of stories, beliefs and baggage?

I’m not saying I’m right or this is the case for you, but I want you to explore it.

Play with me for a second…

IF (just until you finished reading this) you assumed that the weight you’re carrying around on your physical frame is a reflection of the weight you’re carrying around emotionally – what could you let go of?

Let me explain…

Perhaps you’re carrying around weight as a physical barrier to intimacy
Perhaps, at a cellular level, don’t feel you’re worthy of looking and feeling beautiful
Perhaps you’re holding onto (literally) the weight of guilt and shame
Perhaps releasing weight for you, feels like a loss and your ego just can’t handle it.

What are you holding onto emotionally?
What are you gripping onto?
What in your life is giving you bleeding palms and a heavy heart?

Look at the term ‘weight loss’ for a moment, the term ‘loss’ implies there is something to be ‘found’.

Which is always what happens when we lose weight from a place of fear, body hate and shame, we gain it back.

You can’t shame yourself skinny – you’ve probably been trying your entire life and been hitting a brick wall.

Fear based transformation isn’t a sustainable way to achieve our intentions – all you’re doing is putting band aids on bullet wounds when you manipulate your calories to change your body.

Release the emotional weight, release the physical weight. Ask yourself what you’re holding onto emotionally which is showing up physically.

I ask you to be courageous and brave – be present and intentional. Tap into your body and get curious about emotional wounds. There is a world of possibility and growth laying dormant within you waiting to be explored and released.

Then, and only then, will true, sustainable transformation happen.

21 Comments

  • Ruth
    Posted at 4:22 am, Reply

    It is true that physical weight you’re carrying is simply a representation of the emotional weight you’ve been carrying. It is like cause and effect. Deal with your emotional weight accordingly. 🙂 Thank you Sam!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 4:16 am, Reply

    Fear based transformation isn’t sustainable, it is just temporary and once you achieve your desired weigth you start to binge on the food you feel deprived of.

  • Marion
    Posted at 4:18 am, Reply

    Release the emotional weight, release the physical weight. Ask yourself what you’re holding onto emotionally which is showing up physically. Since emotional weight is the cause of our binge eating cycle.

  • Leslie
    Posted at 3:52 am, Reply

    When we lose weight from a place of fear, body hate and shame, we gain it back.

  • Juvie
    Posted at 3:08 am, Reply

    Be courageous and brave, be present and intentional, have a curious approach with your emotional problem. Observe and take appropriate action towards it. 🙂

  • Sophia
    Posted at 5:43 am, Reply

    Possitive attitude! 🙂 If you ever need to release emotional weight, you can always search for hungry for happiness fb group. 🙂

  • Sammy
    Posted at 4:38 am, Reply

    Thank you Sophia. 🙂 I joined the group and found lots of support from other members. 🙂 I love you ladies.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 4:16 am, Reply

    It really is important to deal with your internal issues first since it has an effect on your external problems. 🙂

  • Becca
    Posted at 4:25 am, Reply

    Great read Sam! Thank you! 🙂

  • Missy
    Posted at 2:36 am, Reply

    Never really realized this until I read this blog. 🙂

  • COURTNEY
    Posted at 2:40 am, Reply

    Love what you have written here, Sam. Awesomely speaking the truth. 🙂

  • DIANE
    Posted at 3:40 pm, Reply

    Truly a realization! More often, when I encounter emotional distress, I tend to overeat because that’s the only way (I think) would make me feel better. And it’s too late that I realize that the physical weight that I’m having is already the result of the emotional baggage that I had. Will definitely commit and do my best to refrain from repeating the same mistakes.

  • MASEY
    Posted at 5:24 am, Reply

    “Release the emotional weight, release the physical weight.” – Starting today I will release the emotional weight and everything will follow.

  • ELENA
    Posted at 2:08 pm, Reply

    “all you’re doing is putting band aids on bullet wounds when you manipulate your calories to change your body.” – True true true!! I should always be positive about anything and everything will just follow and flow 🙂

  • MINNIE
    Posted at 7:04 pm, Reply

    Every time we wake up, we need to be filled with positivity and accept ourselves fully to be able to know what our body really needs.

  • IRENE
    Posted at 8:44 pm, Reply

    Truth s scary but it should be the only thing that we hold on to for us to be able to accept ourselves and love it even more.

  • CARRIE
    Posted at 4:14 am, Reply

    “I ask you to be courageous and brave” – I’ll commit myself to this. 🙂

  • JASMINE
    Posted at 11:51 pm, Reply

    “Fear based transformation isn’t a sustainable way to achieve our intentions .” – We should be courageous enough to accept what we have in the present and mold it so that we can be the best version of ourselves in the future.

  • MELANIE
    Posted at 11:01 pm, Reply

    Focus more on the lesson that you have learned instead of thinking of it as a failure 🙂

  • GENEVA
    Posted at 11:47 pm, Reply

    Don’t be afraid to fail (with your diet) because you can use those failures to make yourself better. 🙂

  • LORI
    Posted at 11:02 pm, Reply

    Failure teaches you a lot of things You will know what or what not to do. And you will always be one step ahead. 🙂

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