– Faithfully eat your kale
– Own an impressive collection of yoga pants
– Restrict, deprive and stress out about it all!
Yet, when you hesitantly step on the scale you find yourself wanting to throw it across the room.
Here’s the truth – most women think that stressing out about their weight is the key to losing it, but nope – the opposite is true.
STOP THE BUS! WHAT?!?
YES, you heard me – stress =’s fat gain.
– makes you crave everything but the kitchen sink
– deposits belly fat like it’s its job (because it is)
– messes with your hormones
– depletes your willpower
– and seriously compromises your chances of ever achieving your goals.
The thing is that your ancestors needed stress for basic survival – but your body doesn’t know that you aren’t fending off saber-toothed tigers.
So, all of your my thighs are too big or I’ve been staring too long at a phone screen stress feels like a deadly threat – and a threatened body will always prioritize saving your life over digestion, metabolism and healthy hormone production. This was great for your prehistoric Grandma – but it spells disaster for you!
So, what’s a girl to do?
Relax my friend (seriously, relax). It’s time to start loving on, honouring and being unabashedly kind to – YOU!
As you consciously create more pleasure in all areas of your life your body will learn to trust you, she will feel safe and be able to relax ~ and Ta-da, this leads to WEIGHT LOSS!
Are you ready to get started?
Download your Free Guide to Pleasurable Weight Loss for Stressed-Out Moms here to begin (and share with your friends because let’s face it – doing this with support is a lot more fun!) I’m here with you all the way.
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