That Thin Feeling…
That feeling you get when you drop a few pounds quickly makes you happy, I know. You check yourself out in the mirror, notice that your pants are loose and your stomach feels smaller.
How do you feel when you gain it back? How miserable are you when you reach into your closet and put those pants on and they are now really tight, or you can’t even pull them up?
That is the ying and yang of dieting.
A thin mentality person never gets that empty, newly-thin feeling. Your progress toward your ideal body weight comes at a pace that is not going to freak your body out. It IS slower than dieting, for absolute sure. No doubt.
But, like the turtle who wins the race against the rabbit, the healthy thin mentality person “wins.” Weight loss is permanent and in harmony with your biology. You work with your body and you don’t fight your instincts anymore.
I have to reiterate, as I do a lot, that working with your biology includes eating when you are hungry and NOT eating when NOT hungry. Yes, of course that is important.
Eating when you were NOT HUNGRY is what made you heavier than you want to be in the first place! You did not get heavy eating when you were hungry.
So, if you miss that “Wow, I just dropped 5 pounds this week high” please remind yourself that you won’t miss the “Wow, I gained 7 pounds this week low.”
Slow and steady wins the race. Happy, thin, relaxed, and smart: this is you as a healthy thin mentality person. Join me!