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How It Really Feels To Feel The Weight Loss Burn

Some of the people who I have been working with the longest are not the biggest fans of weight loss. It makes them feel uncomfortable or even a little guilty when they are losing any weight. My job as a clinician is to understand the inner struggle. So, I have to explore the unknown with my clients to see what they know, and explore the unknown with them. That’s what I do. I explore.

The body does change. Some people lose more weight than others, some do it more than once, some are leaner than others. But, the body does change. Some people gain more weight than others, some are leaner than others. So, the question to me is how do you know if you are losing weight? How do you know if you are doing what you should be doing? My job as a clinician is to understand the inner struggle. I explore the unknown with my clients to see what they know, and explore the unknown with them. That’s what I do. I explore. Watch this video for my six weight loss myths debunked.

How Do I Know I’m Not Too Fat?

So this is an excellent question because every body is different. Every person has a different set of genetics. Everyone is different. Even the way we treat a body is different in different countries because body types and weights are different. But, in general, when people feel bad about themselves and feel less energetic, or if they have trouble falling asleep or are not waking up, that’s when I get concerned. It’s not about a specific body type. It’s about their feelings and thinking. It’s about their understanding of their bodies. It’s also a big part of me wanting to know why I am seeing the behaviors in my clients that I am seeing. What is their thought process? What is their attitude? It’s kind of hard because I have this fear of overconfidence because I am a big believer in self-awareness. So, I can’t let go of that fear and get a straight answer that will allow me to see through my clients’ thinking to get to what my own thoughts are about themselves and their bodies. That’s exactly what I do with my clients: I explore their body-related behaviors, which is a very broad term. I look everywhere from feelings, to thoughts, to how they feel about themselves. And, then I come up with a way to help them see themselves in a different light. I ask questions like, “Why do you feel that way?” And then sometimes I look into the mirror or ask them to do a few reps with me and then check on how their body feels. If they feel better or if the feeling of their body has changed, I see if it’s because of the program or not. And if it hasn’t changed or changed less than I would like it to, then that’s when I tell them the truth: “You are still your body until you change it. When you feel good about yourself, I will see you as your own person, just like you are now.” What I do next depends on the client. If I have a really old client, I start to help them reorder their body images. I teach them to look at themselves as a beautiful person again. I tell them to start taking care of their skin. I tell them: “Remember, you are now your own beautiful person. Don’t allow anyone to tell you that you are anything but that. That is your beautiful body. But as long as you start doing that work, I will keep you on track as long as you work with my program.” I start to teach them to use their imaginations to visualize their bodies in a better way using positive self-talk, such as saying, “I’m going to use my imagination to take care of all the little wrinkles and bumps on my tummy. Now, my stomach looks great, not like it did when I was a little girl. When you look at your stomach, you see the beautiful muscles, you can really feel your tummy, you can feel the air moving inside your stomach and you can see yourself doing all the things that you need to do to take really good care of your body.