Once upon a time I believed everything I heard about weight loss. And I tried most of it. I had a self-help library from hell - cook books, diet plans, exercise programs, hypnosis tapes. Then the anti-diet contingencies - calories don't count, diets don't work, sugar is a drug, fat is fattening, you are what you eat, clean eating, and detox diets.
When focusing on the outside didn't work, I tried pscho-social-spiritual approaches to solve my obsessive compulsive love/hate relationship with food. 12-step programs, support groups, celebrate recovery.
I gained, lost and regained the same 20 pounds for over 20 years. Then I found Intuitive Eating. The first step is to change your mind. Change what you say to yourself, about yourself, and what you allow others to plant in your mind.
Listen to your heart and your body (not your head). It is the path to wisdom and to freedom at last.
Kim Halsey is a human resource professional and executive coach who helps people overcome life damaging habits, restore important relationships, and live their dreams without drama.