As summer approaches and many of us look to trim down our waistlines and shed a few winter pounds, Princeton based Fitness, Nutrition and Food Psychology Coach Steven Loder offers some insight regarding several of the key traditional toxic beliefs of weight loss. These psychological beliefs are often the root cause of what sabotages theweight loss efforts of so many individuals in their pursuit to shed unwanted pounds. Especially at this time of year. According to Coach Loder, “making a departure from the the typical “quick fix” approach and rather striving to embrace creating a personal journey of healing is CRITICAL to one’s long term weight loss success.” So with that in mind, let’s briefly explore a few of these key toxic beliefs that lead many down the annual pre-summer road of weight loss failure and frustration:

  • “Dietary fat is evil and bad, it makes me feel fat!”
  • “Food makes me feel fat.”
  • “Food is my enemy.”
  • “Less Food = Less Weight”
  • “More Exercise = Less Weight”
  • “My diet MUST be perfect!”
  • “And finally, “If I ONLY ate this way, then I’d be happy, healthy and look perfect.”

No doubt, one or more of these traditional toxic weight loss beliefs probably look familiar to many of us. Loder adds that, “when someone adheres to one or more of these “toxic fixing beliefs” this can lead to insufficient nutrient intake, high stress eating, negative body image, reduced self-esteem, overeating, binge eating and a loss of metabolic power which leads to an eventual significant weight gain.”

The good news is that through careful planning and the use of food psychology coaching techniques, you can overcome and move away from these toxic obstacles to ultimately achieve your weight loss goals and begin your personal journey of healing to a trimmer, healthier lifestyle.

Through meeting with a food psychology coach, you too can gain insight and motivation to become a slower, more relaxed and aware eater which leads to a more enhanced intake of quality nutrition with fewer calories and gradually diminishing episodes of over eating and binge eating.
A food psychology coach can also help you to identify your deeper emotional needs that may be manifesting themselves through your poor eating habits and stressed relationship with food. For more information, Coach Loder recommends the following text, The Slow Down Diet by Marc David.
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Note: Coach Loder is available for candid and informative presentations and interviews on Fitness, Wellness and Positive Lifestyle Change.
Please forward all inquiries to princetonpersonaltrainer@yahoo.com.

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