Do you want to lose five pounds easily this week?

Beautiful young woman with fork
I lost 5 pounds this week.

Easily.

Here’s what I did:
Every time I felt a slight sensation of hunger, I ate.
Whatever I wanted.
Every time I felt a slight sensation of fullness I stopped eating.
Whatever I wanted.
Including chocolate, cookies, candies, salads, salmon, eggs, spelt toast, blueberries, and an entire pizza last night (roast pear and gorgonzola – tastebud heaven!!).

My diet is a bit off because I’m taking antibiotics that leave a metallic taste in my mouth, and sometimes candy feels like the only thing that will resolve it.
So I eat candy.
With no guilt or remorse or telling myself I shouldn’t.

I gained ten pounds over the summer
Knowingly overeating to numb my grief over losing my beloved mother.
I’m addicted to emotional eating.
And even if I haven’t done it for years,
that addiction is still lurking and will emerge the minute I deny my feelings.

Knowing this gives me an enormous sense of power.
It means I am in charge.
I can choose whether to allow my pain and eat according to my body.
Or negate my pain
and gain ten pounds eating food I didn’t even taste or enjoy.

This week I decided it was time to honour my body.
And, boy, the pain came fast and furious.
So now, I’m open screaming, messy, noisy grief as it arises
(mostly in my car when I’m alone, you’ll be relieved to hear!)
and I trust my body to determine what and when I eat.

Interestingly, in between these intense bouts of grief,
I’m feeling great ease, lightness and joy.
Being very playful with my family.
I’m discovering that Brene Brown is right –
you really can’t selectively numb emotions,

If you want to feel immense joy,
you must be willing to feel immense pain.

I am.

To honour myself and my body and live a full wholehearted life.

Are you?

I can help you do it. For sure.

I’m opening four spots for private coaching, so email me
and talk to me about losing weight without depriving yourself of foods you love.

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About Forever Free with Bev Aron, Certified Weight Loss Coach

I work with emotional eaters who desperately want relief from emotional eating, but can't seem to do it on their own. They know they need to eat less and move more, but can't figure out why they aren't doing it. My specialty is showing them the why and the how. I also work with parents who are worried about their children's weight. I help those parents encourage their children to have a healthy body image and a healthy relationship with food.
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