Not in the airy-fairy sense that you don’t love yourself enough, or like the way you look, so you are trying to change yourself.
But in the sense that any time you set out to change anything in your body, whether that’s losing weight, eating less sugar, working out more, or just ‘getting healthier’ in anyway, you are going to war with your body.
Because your body likes homeostasis.
It wants to stay the same.
Think about it.
You get hot, your body sweats.
You get cold, your body shivers to try to keep you warm.
You eat sugar, your body releases insulin to balance your blood sugar.
You donate blood, your body replaces the blood lost so that you go back to your original amount.
You cut your finger, your body will start to heal the wound asap.
You get the idea.
Our bodies’ jobs are to uphold the status quo. This is a good thing. It’s the reason we’re all alive. So take a minute to thank your body for it’s consistency at keeping things consistent.
This same desire to hold up the status quo kicks in when people try to lose weight, or change any habit for that matter.
Basically for every pound you lose, your body is trying to figure out how to gain it back.
If you stop eating sugar, or carbs, or fat, or food, or whatever, your body will set out to get those missing nutrients.
And it will always win.
In the long run.
This is one of the reasons why most people who try to lose weight are immediately hopping on a hamster wheel, running as fast as they can, only to get nowhere.
But there is a better way.
A way to work with your body, not against it.
When you make small impactful changes, over time, you get your body on your side.
You won’t lose 10 pounds next week.
And you won’t have shredded abs next month.
But when your body stops thinking you are attacking it (which you are when you try crazy, dramatic diet tactics) and sees that you are just as consistent as it is.
It starts to realize you are its friend.
You guys become BFF's
And, then you really can get anywhere you want to go.