This article is about me. It is about how I spent years trying to lose weight and most importantly, it is about what I discovered on this journey.
The two most important things I learnt were:
- “It is your “perception” of weight loss that is the deciding factor of whether you will succeed in loosing weight permanently or not.”
- “if being slim/lean and sexy is your goal, your most likely to fail, and even if you do succeed, it carries with it severe health complications which will accentuate, if the weight goes.”
To understand this better; here is how it happened to me:
When I moved to New York I was 52 kilos and my height is 5’4”. Over a period of 5 years, I had gained 30 kilos and was 82 kilos..my struggle to lose weight had started in the 2nd year when I was 64 kilos and I had finally panicked!!
I started off by joining a gym, and decided to eat salads, which to me meant death, but I had to do it, because I couldn’t be fat and not sexy. I believed that the only formula to losing weight was cardio and dieting (which to me meant starvation).
I battled on the inside to suppress cravings. I hated the gym, but I dragged myself there and ruthlessly punished my body trying to burn fat. To deal with this trauma I rewarded my self once a week and ate everything I was not supposed to in excess quantities to feel good. Before I knew it I was 70 kilos by the end of year 3.
Now all I thought of was my fat, I became obsessed with myself and with loosing weight, my life revolved around whether I was looking slim in what I was wearing, making sure everything was hidden, wearing the highest heels to lengthen the thighs, lots of makeup to make myself look sexy and the list goes on and on. Shopping became a task that I dreaded, looking slim was my only goal, and it affected my actions in every sphere of my life.
Anything or anyone that assured me weight loss was my best friend. In sheer desperation I even tried the Atkins diet, GM diet, diet shakes and weight loss pills to only realize that by year 5, I was 82 kilos.
In these 5 years my self esteem and morale had gone to an all time low. I couldn’t find the answers no matter how hard I tried, and this is where I would say karma intervened and as I destined my self to succeed at a subconscious level, I found myself giving up everything I had built in New York to start afresh in India.
It took me 5 years of research and study to finally crack the code. Having practiced all that I have learnt, I have shared it with 100’s of my clients.
Today I offer this to all those out there who want to be healthy slim and fit..
The First most important thing I learnt was:
- It is your “perception” of weight loss that is the deciding factor of whether you will succeed in losing weight permanently or not.
By this I mean, that if you project constant hatred for your fat body, that’s exactly what you manifest. Read “The secret” or any such book that shows you how the mind works. Basically input=output
The Second most important thing I learnt was:
- If being slim/lean and sexy is your goal, your most likely to fail, and even if you do succeed temporarily, it carries with it severe health complications which will accentuate over time, if the weight goes.
Vanity is my favorite sin too; however I learnt that the body only accumulates fat and water when the toxicity levels go up in the body. The body does this to protect you not to make you look fat or ugly. Your body loves you no matter what you think of it. The only reason there is a communication gap between you and your body is because the body is too advanced for your understanding and just as the body does not take your permission to circulate blood or make your heart beat. It takes the necessary actions to protect you till the very end.
So the obvious next question is “how do I reduce the toxicity in my body, so that no extra fat and water are required to be stored?”
The Answer to that:
- Reduce consuming toxic products and toxic food.
- Get to the root of where the toxicity is building up from.
Apart from toxic foods like packaged meats, processed foods, aerated drinks, pastries, cupcakes, refined oil, white rice, white sugar etc know that most medications, negative thoughts, stress and anxiety cause toxicity to build up as well. When a body is fat, know that it is unhealthy and dis-eased, and requires your serious attention. However it requires your attention to heal not to be vain. And the sooner you accept this reality the sooner you will achieve your goal of being slim.
I know it is difficult to refrain from all toxic foods, and be completely emotionally balanced with no baggage.
However the sooner you start the process, the sooner you will see results. There are a wide variety of great alternative therapies like yoga, naturotherapy, theta, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, life force healing etc that can aid you to start healing your mind body and soul.
Having found my balance with a combination of yoga, nutrition and hypnosis. I achieved a healthy body which in turn made me slim as no healthy body is ever fat!!
Written by Sejal Vora (Naturotherapy Practitioner)
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