Give-Up trying to lose weight with diets and exercise

IMG_1133.JPGWho doesn’t want to lose weight, look better, feel better move better?
Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed and confused by the overload of diet and exercise information available today?
Are you tired of the latest and greatest body transformation programs?
Can you really change your life by changing your body?
Are you tired of dieting yet?
Should you really have to kill yourself with exercise to lose weight?

OF COURSE, we all want to lose weight. I haven’t met one person who doesn’t want to look, feel and move better.
Yes! There is so much information being dumped on you that you should feel confused and overwhelmed.
Seriously, I don’t think you want your life to be one endless body transformation program, diet or to do list.
Yes, you should be tired of dieting because dieting does not work physically, mentally or emotionally.
The biggest lie being manufactured is “You eat and exercise to lose weight”. On top of that lie/philosophy, an entire industry has built a billion dollar industry that sells you the most extreme, most insane, greatest, hottest, fastest and most intense diet and workouts programs.

Not only are most diets unsustainable for life, but the moment you go on a “diet” to deprive and restrict yourself, your brain kicks in to protect yourself from yourself. It will somehow, somewhere and someway makeup for you depriving yourself. Dieting does not work because there is a mental, emotional and physical response to being deprived and even “feeling” deprived.

Your body is naturally trying to establish a rhythm and flow that brings balance and healing. You can definitely try to deprive yourself and force yourself into a weight loss program but you should know, ” For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. Your body listens. It listens to itself and what the mind and heart are saying. You are (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually  and relationally) designed to counterbalance any restriction or deprivation.

Bottom line, unless your name is Michael Phelps and you swim many many hours a day, seven days a week then EXERCISE will not be your means for weight loss. In fact, exercise (even for Michael Phelps) isn’t about weight loss at all.

Exercise should strengthen movement and whole-person connection. It should encourage growth, development and optimal function of your body that will enable you to enjoy YOUR life and YOUR activities.

Not only is your body meant to be free from rules and restrictions, but your spirit, mind and heart are fighters for freedom too. Your body wasn’t designed to tell your heart, mind, spirt what to think or how feel. Instead, your body reflects whether a person is healthy and well nourished as a whole-person.

You can Give-UP exercising to lose weight, it doesn’t happen unless you’re fully nourished. You can GIVE-UP dieting because it isn’t how you are designed.
You can Give-Up telling your body what to do and start listening to your body.
You can help supply your body with the nourishment it needs to do millions of jobs and quit getting into your body’s way of doing what it does naturally. Your bodies biggest enemy or biggest ally is you.

Give your body what it needs to do it’s job and function how it is designed.
You can do this, you can Give-Up fighting against your design and GIVE-IN to caring for your design to look and feel your best.

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