Asking For Help
Asking for help can be…well…helpful. Whether it is with mental health, finances, weight loss, lifting a couch, everyone needs to learn how to ask and when to ask. I tried losing weight for years by myself but I never could! I don’t even think I lost one pound attempting to lose weight on my own. The only time that I actually did lose a significant amount of weight was when I spent a month with skinny people who liked to walk around and eat avocado’s! This achievement of course was hard to even maintain because I plopped myself right back into my old environment of eating bread and sitting on the couch.
When I finally got fed up with my weight I had to smarten up, pull up my big girl pants, call over my mother and cry on her shoulder about how unhappy I was. Luckily my mother was also unhappy with her weight and she decided to hail a family meeting. Her sister went on the keto diet, she had lost a huge amount of weight, we all needed to lose a huge amount of weight so therefore we are all going on the keto diet.
If I had suggested it I would have gotten a huge amount of push back from my father and my brother as they (well I believe they are sexist but this will probably be deleted in the editing process) did not want to change. When my mother suggested it there was some reluctance but we all decided to throw out the pasta and embrace the meat.
With the new lifestyle there were new challenges and new achievements; my dad was on the edge of type 2 diabetes and the weight loss helped him manage his blood sugar. Yay! My mother got down to the weight she wanted and has some hangers in her wardrobe that are submitting to the weight of doubled up skinny people clothes. Yay! My brother proved he is better at dieting than me. Boo! And I gained confidence in myself enough that I can continue the diet and feel that there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Yay!
If you feel like you can’t do this alone, you don’t have to. Ask the Emotionally Focussed Eating Program for help. You have the opportunity to talk to someone who understands the frustrations of weight loss. You have the opportunity to learn about food and what it does to your body. You have the opportunity focus on yourself, prioritize yourself, care for yourself, and love yourself! You get to look in the mirror and learn how to say ‘yeah, I love myself! I am awesome! I deserve to be happy! I’m going to make it happen!’.
So make it happen, send in an email for more information on how you can be apart of the Emotionally Focussed Eating Program today!
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