We asked people to share the biggest thing keeping them from tackling their weight issues. And one answer that keeps cropping up is breaking my heart.
“I have tried (and failed) too many diets in the past.”
“With a history of yo- yo dieting, I already feel discouraged.”
“Knowing myself, I won’t succeed.”
Ouch. I get it. You’ve tried again and again to lose weight without success. Or you’ve lost weight and always gain it back. The thought of trying and failing again is just too painful.
But the alternative seems just as painful: simply giving up and accepting that you’ll always be unhappy with your body and your relationship with food.
But there is one more option. And it’s not simply to try again and hope that this time, somehow, it will be different. It’s to try something you haven’t tried before.
Instead of going on yet another diet to lose weight, you could start creating a life in which you weigh less.
You can accept that this process will involve a certain amount of failure. But if properly utilized, those failures can actually become stepping stones to success.
And just like mountain climbers clip into each others’ lines for safety, you can hook into a community and a system that will keep you from falling off the mountain when you slip, and hold you in place until you regain your footing.
This is what we do in the Weighless program.
Here’s the thing: Every single one of the people who has succeeded with us had a long history of failed attempts.
I’m so glad they didn’t give up. I’m so glad they decided to try one more time…but to try something completely different.