As a self-employed person, I need to do regular marketing, and this morning I’ve been doing some keyword research for a new program, to help people find the program in the search results. As part of that serach I found a video of someone explaining one of the tools Google uses to help us figure out the best keywords, and the keyword this demo was using was ‘weight loss’.
So I watched it, because I’m always so fascinated to see the depth and breadth of the weight loss realm, specifically the range of ways we are encouraged to trick our body to lose weight.
That’s one of the key beliefs we have around weight – you must trick our body into losing weight – and that leads to the conclusion that if you can just find the right trick, then you can finally get your weight under control and you’ll finally love yourself.
This trick-the-body belief is underpinned by another belief – that we women must consciously manage our weight, watch what we eat all the time, or our weight will get out of control.
Thing is, our species is hundreds of thousands of years old. Presumably we got to this age because our bodies already know how to manage our physical needs and resources. Our bodies know how to manage weight, how much weight we need, and how much to eat to maintain that weight.
So put that against the idea that we have to consciously control our weight…. doens’t seem logical really, does it?
How do we get that belief in the first place then, where does it come from? Turn on the TV, listen to the radio, or read a magazine – that message seems to be everywhere, we hear it all the time and it takes on the ring of truth. So we start to believe it and live our lives as though it is true.
How’s that working for you?
For me, it took nearly 40 years to become conscious of the fact that my body is not my enemy, and not my child to be consciously taught what’s right and wrong, nor another thing I own that needs to be managed. Hundreds of thousands of years of development have gone into this body – it is not a mistake.
Once I got that, it was much easier for me to let go of that control, trust my body, and to almost always make body-loving choices about what I eat, think, and do. If you’d like to try letting go of control to a much wiser authority, your own body, try my [intlink id="606" type="post"]Body Bliss course,[/intlink]t’s only the beginning, but it is a great beginning because it uses the power of your body and your mind together, it’s not just about thinking your way out of this endless no-win situation. Go on, try it, it’s free.