We often think of weight loss as “Good vs Evil”

As in, Celery is “good” and donuts are “evil” or some variation of this.

It’s not. More often than not, it’s “Good vs Good.”

“Huh?” I hear you say

Weight loss isn’t about trading bad for good. This is where many people get hung up. Let me explain:

Eating chocolate when you’re sad or lonely isn’t “bad”.

Having a few drinks with your friends to unwind after a long week isn’t “bad”

When you’re sad, bored, stressed or lonely, it’s perceived as a problem.

Eating chocolate temporarily solves a problem.

Having drinks with friends temporarily solves a problem.

You haven’t been “bad” because you chose that solution to a problem.

[You know, we don’t always have to “solve” these things. I think that contributes to the problem, the idea that if we have a bad day or a hard day, that something is wrong, when in fact, it’s just life.]

So, perhaps it’s helpful to recognize that if being healthy and losing weight is your goal, you’re going to have to say No to “good” things.

Things that do offer a temporary solution to life’s difficulties and hardships. Consider it to be trading up, rather than giving up.

Weight loss almost always involves saying no to good things, in exchange for better things.

How do you make this a little bit easier to do?

Get clear on WHY you want these things. Losing weight is also a solution, but it’s a means to an end, rather than an end in and of itself.

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