We’ve outlined the four most common (but often subconscious) fears that can prevent us from seeing our weight loss goals through, and sometimes even starting them.
1. Fear of failure
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” - Vincent van Gogh. Many people have tried countless fad diets in an attempt to get healthy. They see short-term success but often find themselves back where they started. This endless yo-yo cycle can be deflating – we get it, no one wants to be a ‘failure’. But the truth is that, the idea of being at square one again is an illusion. Each experience that didn’t turn out the way you hoped is a learning experience. You are stronger and wiser because of it.
2. Fear of success
Some people aren’t ready to lose weight because of an unspoken fear of success. For years, they’ve found their identity in their health condition. They mistake their weight of their health condition for who they truly are. This fear can make the success of healthy changes seem daunting and scary. But you don’t need to. You are more than your outer form. You have a long, abundant life to live. So, live it!
3. Fear of admission
People are often in denial about the severity of their issue. They compare themselves to someone who’s worse off than they are, deflecting their own issues. These people often equate how they feel with how healthy they are. They think that because they can function during the day, their health is decent enough. If this is you, you’re only hurting yourself and your loved ones by not admitting you need to reclaim your health.
4. Fear of responsibility
Probably the most nefarious of them all, is the fear of responsibility. The idea that the food they eat or don’t eat contributes to their lack of health can be scary. It can be so much easier to ignore your declining health, believing nothing can be done about it. The fact is though, everything you eat will either create health of destroy it. Eat as if your life depended on it – because it does!
As Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” For your life and your health, this is a deep resounding truth. So what are you waiting for? If you’re waiting for the right time, it’s now!
If you don’t know where in the world to start, attend our Master Class Event: Inner health, Outer beauty, February 5 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm.