Struggling To Lose Weight? Read This.

I think it’s fair to say, this whole mind and body integration conversation is near mainstream. More and more, we are realizing how dynamically interconnected the mind and body are.

With this in mind, it’s fair to say your body is a physical manifestation of your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. A lack of self-worth within the mind will quite literally show up physically on the body.

And this is where we are backwards in our approach to weight loss.

Our world is on a quest to externalize an internal issue. We’re under the assumption diet and exercise will inevitably release excess weight, therefore, be releasing the emotional pain which perpetuated the weight gain in the first place.

Your body is simply a representation of your worth. It’s a temple which tells the story of your mind. Your standards. Your values and your deep rooted beliefs.

Don’t chase change. It will run, like most things in life that are being chased. Become the change before you’re ready. Embody the change at a cellular level.

A deep rooted belief of ‘I’m not worthy of feeling my best’ will mentally keep you stuck, fighting the external fight and losing. You can externalize every move, every calorie, every pound – but this will be meaningless work if the foundation hasn’t been created first. The goal will be reached and you’ll then crumble because it was built on a dodgy foundation.

(enter the vicious diet/binge cycle)

Failure is quite literally built into the fiber of dieting. And in saying this, when we are caught up in dieting we assume that failure as our own. We own it, we become it.

The kicker here is that this belief isn’t exclusive to dieting – it percolates into all areas of our lives. We create a story around why are failures. We deny our potential, we hold ourselves back and we live confined within a box of limited capability.

We cannot think our way out of this failure paradigm most dieters have been spun into, it’s impossible. It needs to be felt and reprogrammed from within.

Although feeling our way out of emotional pain is natural and how we were fundamentally designed, it's an uncommon concept and practise in the world today.

It requires us to let go of the ‘band-aid on a bullet wound’ mentality and take a stand for ourselves. It’s more painful, takes courage but will inevitably be the access point to sustainable long-term transformation on an emotional and physical level.

Play a bigger game, you've got this.

21 Comments

  • Mary Anne
    Posted at 4:12 am, Reply

    I do agree with this your body is a physical manifestation of your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. So when you want to lose weight, it really starts from the inside. 🙂

  • Joy
    Posted at 3:58 am, Reply

    That is true Mary Anne, accept yourself from the inside, become the change before you’re ready.

  • Rose D
    Posted at 6:31 am, Reply

    Failure needs to be felt and reprogrammed from within. We can not be successful if we always fear that we will fail.

  • Dianna
    Posted at 4:17 am, Reply

    If you put Band-Aid on a bullet wound, you attempt to deal with a serious problem in an inadequate way.

  • Tanya
    Posted at 4:07 am, Reply

    Failure is quite literally built into the fiber of dieting. And in saying this, when we are caught up in dieting we assume that failure as our own. We own it, we become it. Diet never works! ha! take that diet industry! :p

  • Juvie
    Posted at 4:06 am, Reply

    Build the right foundation in fighting an internal problem. This foundation will keep you up until you reach your goal. 🙂

  • Regine
    Posted at 3:42 am, Reply

    Don’t try to fight your emotional problem with physical treatment. It should always be dealt from within.

  • Jane
    Posted at 2:42 am, Reply

    Take care of your body. 🙂 It is a representation of your worth. It tells the story of your mind. Your standards. Your values. 🙂

  • Ester
    Posted at 4:29 am, Reply

    If you are happy within it will always show through your body and aura. 🙂

  • Ainsley
    Posted at 4:17 am, Reply

    It is really important to build a right foundation in this fight with food. If we really want long lasting solution we should attack the emotional problem that causes binge eating. 🙂

  • MIMI
    Posted at 2:34 am, Reply

    If we fail, we should never consider this as the end. We should cherish it and make sure to use that to become stronger in refusing to binge-eat or whatnot. Thank you for such an amazing read.

  • IVY
    Posted at 3:33 pm, Reply

    “A deep rooted belief of ‘I’m not worthy of feeling my best’ will mentally keep you stuck, fighting the external fight and losing.” – We should always think not only in our minds, but also in our hearts & souls that we are worthy of becoming the best versions of who we are or of who we want to become.

  • LEAH
    Posted at 2:03 pm, Reply

    “Don’t chase change.” – This doesn’t only apply to change but to everything! I should’ve known. I have been chasing change and it keeps on running away from me. This blog has been an eye-opener! Thank you, Sam 🙂

  • MAYA
    Posted at 6:44 pm, Reply

    “Failure is quite literally built into the fiber of dieting. And in saying this, when we are caught up in dieting we assume that failure as our own. We own it, we become it.” – When we think we are a failure, we become a failure .We should think positively about ourselves for us to be able to treat it positively,.

  • TONIE
    Posted at 8:35 pm, Reply

    “Don’t chase change.” – True!! What we chase, always runs away from us. We should let it flow and everything else will follow.

  • ABEGAIL
    Posted at 4:08 am, Reply

    “Your body is simply a representation of your worth.” = Absolutely true! When we take care of our body, we give others a clear view of ourselves. So we need to take care of our bodies the best way we know how.

  • JESSIE
    Posted at 11:42 pm, Reply

    “Your body is simply a representation of your worth.” – This is absolutely true. Such an eye opener for most of us. We often disregard how we treat our body but it’s the first thing that other people see in us. So we should take care of it and give it the best treatment it deserves. 🙂

  • GABRIELLE
    Posted at 12:04 am, Reply

    This is such a wonderful read. Thank you, Sam! 🙂

  • NAOMI
    Posted at 10:58 pm, Reply

    Thank you for this, Sam! This wills end all the positive vibes I need for the day 🙂

  • MADISON
    Posted at 11:36 pm, Reply

    This was such an amazing read!! thank you Sam!

  • LAUREN
    Posted at 10:56 pm, Reply

    I love the thing about standards. It’s true that we have different standards about other things. So it’s really best that we represent ourselves thru our body with the same standards that we expect of others. 🙂

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