Oh the irony… Weight Watchers earnings looks just like most people’s diet history. Up and down and up…
But you think Weight Watchers works? Well, if it does, why are you still counting points?
When you started on Weight Watchers, was your goal to count points for the rest of your life, or to be a healthy, happy, non-obsessed person in your ideal weight range?
When you count points you:
- stay over-focused on food
- disconnect eating from hunger
- disrespect your body’s voice
- eat as if every day is virtually the same.
It does not have to be this way!
Reconnect eating with hunger and you will start making your transition to a healthy Thin Mentality. Start listening to your body. Start noticing how food tastes when you are hungry, and how food tastes when you are not hungry -and you eat anyway…
And, if you can’t decide what to eat, consider that you may not be hungry! Why? Because when you are hungry, it is easy to decide what to eat.
But don’t be worried! I am not suggesting that you deny yourself food. I am suggesting that you delay eating until you are hungry so you can fully enjoy your food.
These are just a couple of the ideas you must embrace to build your healthy Thin Mentality AND be in your ideal weight range, instead of drearily counting points for the rest of your life.
Your healthy Thin Mentality will make you feel strong, confident, happy around food. Instead of fearing parties where food is abundant and wonderful, you will look forward to them. Instead of having a sinking pit in your stomach when you weigh yourself, you will skip the scale knowing that what your weight is not relevant to what you are going to eat today. The only relevant question is: Are you hungry.
I am not saying your weight is irrelevant to you.
I am simply saying that your weight should not change what you eat today. Your only “job” is to eat in response to one question: am I hungry?
No points, no calories, no magic combinations. Just you, eating the food you crave when you are hungry, and delaying eating any more until your hunger returns. Which it will. And then, enjoy.
And yes, you will crave nutritious food, give yourself a chance.