Monday, January 4, 2010

Self Acceptance Leads to Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight then you have to start by accepting where you are today.

Lots of people have a misconception about what self-acceptance means. They think...or fear...that by accepting themselves as they are they are actually saying they don't want to change.

That's not it at all.

Think of your body as a scientist would who is studying it. They would be detached. They would observe but not criticize or judge it.

By accepting yourself you release judgment. You let go in your head. This letting go in your head is what then sets you up to let go in the body.

This is simple, but it isn't easy. After all we have lots of years of practice at NOT accepting ourselves. So start today. Cut yourself a little slack. Observe where you are. Take stock. But don't beat yourself up over it.

After all, you've probably beat yourself up over your weight in the past...and where did that get you? So try something new and see how that works for you.

It worked for me!

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