Can Self-Care be the Secret Strategy to Gaining & Retaining your Ideal Body?
If you’re anything like me, you will have noticed some people have no troubles attaining & retaining their best body, and you want to know how you can live in your ideal body with that ease too. Lucky for you, I’ve researched long and hard to find out why idea health seems effortless for some. I’ve found real, applicable solutions (for anyone) to reverse engineer their health. I’m now experimenting on the of my program efficacy by testing it against the hardest odds (to make sure anyone can do it, easily). This week’s experiment is dedicated to: self-care and its effects on weight loss.
Self-Care: Strategy to Gaining and Retaining Ideal Body Composition Easily?
It’s no fun forcing yourself to do activities you don’t like or abstaining from pleasures you really enjoy. It’s a good thing that, contrary to modern myth, the science says you DO NOT need to restrict your diet or force yourself to exercise to lose weight. In fact, they’ve found restrictive dieting (cutting calories or food groups) ends in the worst kind of failure for most people: diets are proving to damage our metabolisms so badly that weight we lost on the diet returns oftentimes with more! Not only can dieting potentially harm your metabolism, in many cases this damage is permanent. Science is finding that most people would have been better off not going on a diet at all (source).
Diets are hurting our efforts to lose weight.
The same principles affect people doing exercises they dislike: they end up gaining more weight back or having to consistently work out more, to achieve the same results or worse… they gain the weight back regardless (source).
Longterm weight loss (in the research) can only be attributed to certain kinds of lifestyle change.
Making Perfect Health Easy for Anyone — the Ideal Body Composition: Comprehensive
I’ve done painstaking research to create an easy to follow, step-by-step program that is a joy to take part in. I wanted everyone to be able to get dramatic results and make excellent health the easiest — most natural — way possible. Plus, I wanted it to work for anyone. To do so, the program uses cutting edge research to build up individual strength in each of your “Personal Powers”. This is one definitive way to change your lifestyle into a uniquely optimal one, for your health — which is precisely what the research reports is the crucial factor in longterm healthy body transformation — it’s weight loss, on your terms.
The 4 Personal Powers:
District #1: Mental Awareness (Mindfulness) — complete
District #2: Emotions Systems (Self-Care) — current
District #3: Energetic Frequency — next week
District #4: Physical Presence
The 4 Healing & Growth Practices:
- MIDI: acute morning self-awareness practice.
- RUMI: deep night-time relaxation & self-development therapy.
- Mind MODI: lifestyle self-reflection tasks & exercise.
- Body MODI: self-actualizing movement method.
“28 DAYS of MAY” Challenge:
I am taking on all 4 districts of the program one week at a time to share my results of each Personal Power. Each district normally takes 3 weeks in the Ideal Body Composition: Comprehensive.
MINDFULNESS: Week 1 — Results
Last week, the focus of the IBCC program was on mindful clarity & self-talk. This would normally take 3 weeks to complete, but I am testing this against all odds (as I said)!
Outcome: I seriously cannot believe how much of an impact the first district has had on my life! I really did not consider that the challenge to test this program would dramatically affect me, as I thought I was practicing these methods effectively already (!), but I had pretty dramatic results:
a. I was alert, focussed & ready for the day every morning.
b. My appetite & food choices were positively impacted; I simply wanted the healthiest food in good proportions.
c. The self reflection tasks actually saved my mood and cortisol levels (the stress hormone responsible for all kinds of malaise from weight gain, to hair loss, to cancer) on several occasions — an extremely stressful day turned into a major self development day.
d. I felt more graceful & in control of my body all day.
e. I felt lighter around my mid section immediately.
f. I now feel comfortable in bikini bottoms too small for me last week. (Check out the pics on Instagram.)
g. I was able to get into my size 2s (see last week’s try here).
h. I got my stiff size 0s up to almost cover my bum crack (see last week’s try here).
Size 2, WEEK 2
Size 0, WEEK 2
Up Next! SELF CARE: Week 2, Day 8 of 28 Days of May Challenge
This next week I am experimenting with the Emotions System District. The Personal Power of ES is in self-care & self-love. I’ll be meeting head on with some of the emotional issues preventing weight loss like emotional eating, wearing weight as armour and storing emotional wounds & trauma as fat while using the practices outlined above to heal & grow into my Personal Power of self-care.
Excerpt from the course:
“It is from this place we decide whether it is ok to be a thin version of ourselves or to puff up like a blowfish (out of fear we’ll look/seem weak). Not only do emotions get stored in fat, but unhealed emotional trauma oftentimes creates ‘hunger’ which, if not adequately ‘fed’, can be mistaken for physical need.“
Is self-care key to gaining and retaining ideal body composition? Rather, can focussing on this Personal Power result in measurable fat loss — regardless of the odds the fitness industry (and their doctrine of over-exercise & restrictive dieting) stacks against me?
Check out this week on the VLOG and sign up for next week when I weigh back in with my results!
At the end of the 28 Days of May Challenge I will release the Ideal Body Composition: Comprehensive to you! Get on my email list here to be the first to know (or fill out the form above to get on the beta tester list)!
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