When I offer people the opportunity of working with me to change their relationship with food I often hear a lot of excuses about why now isn’t a good time. Sometimes it’ s nearly the holidays, got somebody’s birthday coming up or at the moment the favourite is that it’s nearly Christmas / Hannukah.
These reasons I come up against are based on the idea that in order to repair our damaged relationship with food that there must be some kind of deprivation and limit around food, perpetuated by many large diet and meal replacement companies.
However, it is commonly known in science and nutrition circles that weight and food are more complicated. Calories in versus calories out isn’t how our bodies work, there are a number of interdependent factors involved in the science of losing fat and therefore weight.
Many of my clients do lose weight but what is more important is that they start to understand their relationship with food and begin to repair it. They start to learn not to be frightened of eating certain foods and therefore more able to be in control around food and make choices that they are happy with.
To start this journey at any time is both difficult and liberating. I began mine the week before I went on my family summer holiday in Summer 2010 and came back noticing a difference in the way I approached eating but never feeling deprived.
To start that journey now would help to ease guilt and apprehension around all the events that go with the holiday season and mean a less sluggish feeling after the important meals.
I’m offering a real solution for people to feel better over the holiday season and to start 2014 in a natural state, not sluggish or having overindulged but just happy to keep on down the path to change that they have already started.
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