My 1-1 clients often recruit me to coach and mentor them because they think;
“I’m a smart woman, why can’t I get control of my eating issues?’
Don’t ever think of your inability to get a grip on your eating issues as a failure!
From my experience in coaching clients who struggle losing weight, the greatest challenge I observe is the intense stress, overwhelm and unending desire to align your identity with achievement, success and being productive.
Whether it be work, home life, kids or relationships, the pursuit of “doing” leaves you that you become a human-dog when you stop to take a quick break. You reward yourself with food!!
I coach many successful, amazing women, great mums, great partners, great friends and top-notch careers – everything their heart desires – but the one thing they cant achieve is an improved relationship with food. Getting the body they want.
Telling them to get a different coping reward mechanism rather than food doesn’t quite cut it for them, e.g., like go for a walk, call a friend, take a bath, it wouldn’t help me either be honest. They want me to take them by the hand and help them achieve the one thing that eludes them – freedom from using food as a comforter for stress, worry, the reward for hard work, loneliness and boredom. Just tell me how to fix it!
Perfectionism has a big part to play. Striving for that control, searching for weaknesses, what is wrong with you, feeling you’re constantly not good enough- in yourself, in your work, in what you’ve done. You want others to think positively about you, seeking protection from criticism, constantly in the crusade to get everything right. You are leaving yourself wide open to self-sabotage every time something isn’t perfect in your diet, or you create the same hard fast rules within your diet that you create for your life or your work. It’s exhausting, and it needs to stop, is any wonder overeating comes to the rescue every time!
Hopefully, this opens your eyes to the fact that your inability to get the body and health you want has little to do with food, diet and exercise and your lack of self-control? You see, the greatest and most important muscle in our body is between our ears and understanding it will help you get to the solution.
Do you need some help?
I am completely results-driven and, if you are committed to change and want me to coach you, reply to this email and let’s get this job done once and for all and permanently resolve overeating.