Coach Erik here:
50 million Americans go on a diet each year. For most of us the goal is to lose weight, however I offer what we really want deep down is to feel happy, empowered and loved. We’ve been brainwashed into believing that once we hit our goal weight we will achieve these powerful emotions that we all crave. The reality is happiness, empowerment and self- love is the most powerful transformation diet there is.
Following a plan that prescribes strict diet and exercise rules eventually causes most people to rebel and give up. Imagine, instead how it would feel to transform by developing a sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle that unlocks your potential. Imagine how it would feel to have explosive energy, abundant vitality, and look fantastic to boot.
Take away: We don’t want to lose weight. We want to feel, happy, empowered and loved. The irony is when we work on feeling happy, empowered and loved in the present moment we free ourselves to engage in a happy and healthy long- term relationship with food and exercise.
And that is a diet that really works.
Erik Hajer is an award-winning trainer, blogger and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook.
(Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.