What gets in the way of you starting, sticking to it, and keeping it off?
Here’s what people say: Not motivated enough. Don’t have what it takes. I like food too much. Not committed enough. It’s too hard right now. Haven’t got the willpower. There’s too much else on my mind. Don’t feel good enough about myself.
While these reasons are certainly true, they are not the whole story. They are only the tip of the iceberg. What lies below the surface? Do you know? What lies hidden is what you have to look for, identify, and then work on.
What is hidden is something about you and what you’ve gone through in your life that made you turn to food as the solution. It’s not that food fully solves what is troubling you, but it does enough of a job to make you feel better.
Overeating, gaining too much weight, bingeing, being unable to lose weight can be a punishment, a way of soothing, a method of suppressing feelings, a statement of rebellion and defiance, a tranquilizer, a defense against loss, and other such psychological implementations. You have to ask yourself, a punishment for what, why soothing, what am I rebelling against, what tension or anxiety do I have to cover up, and what did I lose?
Approximately 7/8ths of an iceberg is underwater. However, the part of an iceberg that’s underwater can't be known from looking at what’s visible on the surface. This is also true for why you can’t lose weight. So put on your heavy-duty dive suit, jump in, and see what’s below the surface.