How to Be Your Own Weight Loss Expert

Published by FitWatch

Have you ever noticed the endless array of experts in the health and weight loss field?  While most of them seem to know what they are talking about - why is it that so many of them differ in their beliefs and assertions?  This one tells you to do this, that one tells you to do that.  This one says you should never do this, and that one says you should never do that, or always do that, or ...

The truth is, no one is better qualified to take care of your body than you.  And that includes your desire to lose weight.  Deep down inside you already know why you struggle with weight.  Most people do but they keep searching for “the answer” - an expert to tell them exactly what to do to drop the pounds for good.

To overcome this need to be guided and start trusting your own inner guidance more, follow these steps: 1) What Do You Know?

Make a list of the things you KNOW to be true.  Things like, “I know I lose weight more slowly if I don’t exercise.  I know I don’t feel so good when I eat a lot of junk food.  I know I feel better when I take better care of my body.”

2)  What Do You Need to Return to a State of Perfect Health?

Then ask yourself, “What do I need to do to lose weight permanently and be healthy?”  Wait for the answer - it may not come to you right away, but sit quietly each day, focusing on that question and listening/feeling for the answer within you.  For some people it will be as simple as “clean up my diet and eat better quality foods”.  For others it might be, “love and respect my body more”.  For still others it might be, “Learn to love exercise instead of resisting it.”

That one answer may not reveal everything you need to do to lose weight and create a healthier lifestyle - but just asking the question will lead you to more and more answers over time.

See:  How to Effectively Listen to Your Body’s Needs

3) Trust Your Inner Guidance

Once you open a line of communication with your intuition like this, you’ll find that you are now being led to the right programs, tools, and resources who can help you lose weight and get into the best shape of your life.  The hardest part will be trusting that your inner guidance is leading you in the right direction.

You may be tempted to think, “My inner guidance is what led me to be overweight in the first place” - but that is not true.  What led you to be overweight is fear, distrust, doubt, disbelief in your own wisdom, and societal conditioning toward unhealthy habits.  When you start trusting your inner guidance, it leads you back onto the path of healthy eating, exercise, and other good health habits.

Being your own weight loss expert does not mean that you can’t listen to advice from respected health and weight loss experts.  It just means don’t believe everything you hear and read - and don’t assume that every bit of advice is right for YOU personally.  It may be, or it may not be.  Let your inner guidance be the final judge.

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