THE MAGICAL JOURNEY OF
Losing weight without being on a diet
Is that possible?
Can we possibly lose that annoying excess weight without squeezing ourselves into a tight diet regime?
The answer is Yes. We can.
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I'd like to introduce you to the "Non-Diet". It might be precisely what you need right now.
If in your life you've already been on one or more diets, you probably know that there's one feeling that gets really loud during this process and sort of towers over all the other feelings.
You feel guilty for the eating habits you've developed during your life. You feel guilty for not being able to change and control them. And you feel guilty for the poor physical state in which you find yourself.
And when you actually get to the place where you sign up to make a change, you wind up with a strict eating regime that has you struggling all the time, facing temptations, old habits, cravings, and hunger.
Under these conditions, sooner or later you get to the unavoidable breakdown point where, full of frustration and self-judgment, you raid the entire fridge eating whatever you find there, thus ruining everything you've worked so hard for to achieve.
And then it comes again – that guilty feeling.
And where guilt reigns supreme, it doesn't leave you any chance but to head down a one-way alley towards giving up the whole thing and returning to your old habits. From this point, the path to gaining back all the weight you previously lost is short.
The diet has failed and the guilt and other self-deprecating feelings you experience have received another significant boost, making your next attempt to lose weight even harder.
Yet, the "Non-Diet" approach brings a completely opposite message.
The first sentence that lies at the foundation of this approach is that YOU'RE NOT GUILTY! – You haven't done anything wrong.
In this article, you'll find the real reasons for being overweight. But the important thing to understand here is that it's not you. You're not at fault and you're not to blame.
The "Non-Diet" first and foremost calls upon you to make peace with yourself, to release self-deprecating thoughts and feelings, and to start treating yourself as the amazing being that you are.
From this non-judgmental standpoint, the approach actually calls you to listen more carefully to your body and to give it what it needs when it needs it - to eat when you're actually hungry and to stop eating when you're full.
You truly learn how to do that.
At first it might look like having permission to snack on whatever you want whenever you want, but in fact when we develop an awareness of the hunger and satiation mechanisms in our bodies, we can actually override some of the biggest obstacles to weight loss.
With this awareness, combined with some powerful and easily integrated eating strategies, we can easily overcome uncontrolled eating and uncontrolled snacking, ultimately releasing the need to abstain from "forbidden" foods.
It's important to understand that typical diets can indeed render significant weight loss results over a short period of time, but along the way they can significantly damage our mental state, leading to great frustration, guilt, and fatigue from constantly struggling with food restrictions and self-berating thoughts.
Those diets, if successful, can quickly accomplish weight loss, but by nature they can't be maintained for long, ultimately resulting in gaining all the weight back and with added self-negative feelings taboot.
The "Non-Diet", which is characterized by intuitive eating, not only strengthens the soul, but has also been proven to be able to be maintained for a long period of time - say, for life (1).
In a very interesting study performed on women after delivery, it was found that new mothers sticking to this approach found it to be much easier to get back to their pre-pregnancy weight without needing to count calories or avoid foods they like than if they were on a typical diet (2).
So how is it actually possible to assimilate intuitive eating?
The first thing that's important to focus on here is the source of the hunger.
Physical hunger comes from a real lack of nutrients in the body and is indicated by low energy, nervousness, and a grumbling tummy.
On the other hand, we all have another type of hunger of which we're not always aware.
This is emotional hunger, and it comes from our need to numb unpleasant feelings like sadness, guilt, frustration, stress, boredom or loneliness.
Many of these are feelings that traditional diets only intensify.
In these cases, we'll want to eat even when our bodies aren't hungry at all, and in many cases the tendency will be to snack on comfort foods like sweets, pastries, pizza, snacks or other foods full of unhealthy fats and empty carbs.
In the process of developing an awareness of the different types of hunger, it's important to start asking ourselves more questions. Lots more questions.
These questions assist us to disconnect ourselves from automatic responses to food and to begin figuring out what's behind them.
Next time you'll be hungry, try to notice what you're really feeling in the moment. Are there real, physiological signs of hunger, or might there be emotions or habits instead that are compelling you to eat?
Another significant factor in the intuitive approach is the awareness of what we eat. What are we actually putting into our bodies, how does it affect our health, and what foods will greatly assist us in eating less without a struggle?
If you give yourself a chance to experience the "Non-Diet", you'll soon see how that excess weight falls away without needing to torture yourself and in a way that you'll easily maintain for life.
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