On almost every client’s intake form I see the word “weight” usually followed by the word “loss” as a goal of treatment. It doesn’t matter what condition they are coming in for, weight is somewhere on their list of goals. For this reason, I spend a lot of time with clients discussing the various weight loss strategies and discussing the pros and cons of each. Throughout these interactions I have found a common theme of our discussions; we spend less time talking about what my clients should eat and more time trying to change their relationship with food. Once your relationship with food has been adjusted, the way you eat adjusts automatically.
I do realize this sounds quite philosophical, so to put it simply, the surest way to sabotage your weight loss goals is to vilify the food you love, which may make you feel guilty every time you eat [insert “unhealthy” food here]. The reason? If you do this you will undoubtedly hate your lifestyle and therefore be unable to maintain it in the long run. As all of my clients know, sustainable and realistic weight loss is the only way to success.
Solution: Instead of vilifying your favourite “unhealthy” food, understand its place in your lifestyle and eat small amounts of it regularly to keep your cravings at bay.
If you want to start changing your relationship with food or have any questions, book an appointment by calling (519) 967-0660 or contact me here.
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