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Weight loss isn't simple, so why do we keep treating it that way?

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weight loss for life

January 22 · Issue #129 · View online
a companion newsletter to the nad program

The short answer is that we’ve allowed weight loss companies to define the problem for us. That’s great for selling you a narrow (read: incomplete and potentially harmful) product, but does little to help you understand the complexities so you can address them.
What are the complexities, you ask?
Your incoming self-regard. The assumption is losing weight will fix self-esteem, but that just isn’t the case. High self-regard is needed to persist towards a healthy weight. Diets can’t help with that.
Your lack of time. Weight loss for life requires time and space to practice self-care. Diets offer no guidance on that.
Navigating relationships. Obesogenic food often shows up through other people, especially the ones you like. Diets are silent on that subject.
Removing your agency. It turns out this is a huge one. Changes are durable when you own them. Diets remove your agency from day one. Ever bought a cookbook to figure out how to eat on a diet? Then you understand.
Addressing your incorrect thinking. Wrong ideas about how you function as a person keep you locked into unworkable systems (which then makes durable weight loss all but impossible). If you’ve ever had the thought, ‘I just need to…’ about losing weight, that comes from a misunderstanding about how to address an issue. Better ideas lead to better actions. Diets have little to none.
But, we do.
We address all these things and more. Carefully, step by step. We give you the right information, exercises, ideas, and most importantly, the agency to enact what is right for you.
From one of our current members:
The Not Another Diet program with Rebecca Thomas promised to be different and it is. Instead of radical changes to practice and thought on day one, we are gradually given the tools and ideas to build our own systems that we can own confidently, for life. At any point that I have felt overwhelmed or against a wall, Rebecca has helped me find my way through that gently, and I’m not only having success but I’m feeling strong as I move through the program. I’m not counting down the days until the “diet” is over; I’m building a new forever.
You can read about our process here.
Book a call to discuss your complexities here.
Yours in optimism and good health,
Rebecca

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