So, what do I mean by a “Whole Life Diet”?
I’ve tried at a number of diets in the past. It used to be very easy for me to lose weight, but eventually I’d gain it back. Now, even the thought of going on a diet makes my head spin and the next thing I know, I come to my senses with a half pint of ice cream in one hand and a bag of chips in the other - don’t worry, they’re the healthy organic chips!
As a counsellor by day, I’ve analysed and reflected and pondered and explored this problem. How can a person in the business of personal transformation consistently hit a wall when I want to change something so important about myself?
What I’ve decided is that I need to address the weight issue from a holistic, whole life perspective. I need to stop looking at my problem as if my body’s a machine independent of my mind, emotions, spirit and, well, my life.
So over the next,... well,... however long it takes, I plan to explore this angle and try to tweak and alter my approach to my body and diet in a way that will, finally, hopefully, creating lasting change.