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Why do you want to feel good?

mindset Sep 06, 2022

Often when we ask our clients why they want to lose weight, the answer is usually “to feel good”.


Yes, you can feel good about yourself when you look in the mirror and look physically smaller…


But - the majority of ‘feeling good’ is not a result of how you look.


It’s a result of the behaviours and actions that helped you look like that.


For example - let’s say you just ate crap food all day every day and didn’t move, versus being the same size, but ate lots of nutritious food and focused on feeling fit and strong every day - the latter would have you feeling better.


You might even notice after a few days of holidays, you don’t feel good. But you probably look the same size.

It’s not the size we crave, it’s the feeling of making good decisions for our health.


And this is why we encourage laying down good foundations for your health, rather than just taking actions to make yourself smaller (e.g. starving yourself or overtraining).


You might think that you will feel good and it will be ‘worth it’ but it might actually have a detrimental effect on your physical and mental health.


I’ve been lots of different shapes and sizes and I can tell you that I didn’t feel my best when I was smallest. I felt my best when I was exhibiting healthy behaviours over a long period of time.


And at risk of stating the obvious - when you pursue healthy behaviours, your body will find a natural set point that is right for you and your environment.


It just might take a little longer than the extreme restriction, but worth it in the long run.


If you want help with that, click below for more information on The Furnace.


Thanks for reading,


Siobhan “Confidence is not a size" O'Hagan

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