Part 2 – Holistic Weight Loss – Lifestyle Change
article by Dieter Luske – Copyright
Embrace change – without it, nothing ever happens!
Change is just a simple word, and yet, it may be one of the most important words we know.
Everything is forever changing, and fighting against change is entirely fruitless.
Change can have a profound effect on people. It may stimulate you into action and wild enthusiasm, or the opposite, throw you into anxiety, paralysing you with fear of the unknown, not knowing what is behind the corner.
Let us talk about change and “issues” deriving from it, starting with a question;
“What stops you from losing weight”?
Does this question raise any issues within you?
Is the fear of change one of the issues which needs addressing?
After all, any successful program dealing with weight or health improvement will mean you have to change something within your lifestyle.
Does that knowledge trigger excitement or fear?
Have you tried diets before and failed because you couldn’t cope with the diet changes? That, by the way, is one of the reasons why there are so many weight loss programs promising you don’t need to change, like having the cake and eating it too. I have never met anyone where this type of program has worked, and my wholehearted recommendation is:
“Please spare yourself the pain of trying these programs”.
I hope you will be able to embrace the changes outlined within this weight loss guide. All changes are explained, which will help your attitude and make the changes plausible and possible.
No doubt you know the following well-known phrase:
“If you do what you always do, you get what you always get.”
How true is that?
Would you have any objection to that statement, and do you feel you can embrace it and use it to guide your goal of living with a healthier weight, body and mind?
If you like that phrase, make sure you copy it and place it on your fridge, in your pantry, in your exercise room, if you have one. Indeed, put it everywhere, where it will support the changes you have to make, simply because it is a true believable statement.
Now, before we go into what changes to make, ask yourself the proper follow-up question;
Do you like what you always get?
Write down what you don’t like getting, starting with the weight and continuing with “collateral damages”. – Being out of breath while climbing stairs, indigestion, sweating, not looking attractive to attract a partner, high blood pressure, and others.
I didn’t intend to make a list for you. Everyone will have a different list, including chocolate addiction, mood changes, and low self-esteem. I am sure you got the idea – now – write down what you don’t like getting.
And to make sure you will not accidentally change something you would like to keep, why don’t you continue the list and write down the good things you get and what you have always done to get those good things.
It is essential to keep doing good things to receive the good stuff. Do not mix up bad habits with the good ones.
I am sure you have a whole host of excellent qualities. This article is all about enhancing and strengthening your good qualities and letting go of the ones that stop you from achieving what you would like to achieve.
This writing down should keep you busy for a while.
The following section has an excellent short story that you may find surprising when you are ready to read on. I may open new possibilities in thinking about your weight.
If you haven’t found a pen yet to start using this article in an active participating manner by responding to the questions, here is another nice phrase I am sure you hold for valid.
The only failure is the failure to participate.
To be continued – Part 3 – A story of “unintentional massive weight loss”.
Article by Dieter L. – N.D.-D.C.H.-D.M.H.-D.H – Writer & Holistic Health Consultant
Holistic Weight Loss Menu
- Part 1 – Free Holistic Weight Loss Guide Canungra – Introduction
- Part 2 – Holistic Weight Loss – Lifestyle Change
- Part 3 – Massive Weight Loss
- Part 4 – Eating Habits
The information provided in this article is intended for general use and for personal interest only. It should not be used or understood as a suggestion or medical advice.