What if you are the size you are supposed to be?

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What if you are the size you are supposed to be?

How do you know if your body is the right size? It’s easy to judge our bodies against others.

How do you know if your body is the right size?

It’s easy to judge our bodies against others.

Are we too short or tall, is our skin pale or wrinkly, and are we too heavy or skinny?

What if you are the size you are supposed to be?

I love the story of my dear friend, who went to her doctor because she just couldn’t lose all the weight she wanted, despite eating a very healthy diet. Her doctor said “what if you are just supposed to be this size?”

How refreshing!

What if you are feeling good, eating well, have a good mindset, and your health is stable - but you are not at your posted “BMI”?

In the 1980’s - BMI or body mass index, became the standard to measuring obesity. The positive part of this calculation was taking people’s height into account to how much we should weigh, however it doesn’t look at the whole person and is in reality a poor indicator of health. BMI, now used by heatlh care provider and insurance, labels people as “ normal, obese and morbidly obese effecting how we are treated and how much our premiums are going to cost.

What if you are the size you are supposed to be?

Can we find peace being the right size?

Social media, TV programs and other advertising doesn’t do us any favors. We are obsessed with being thinner, weight loss, and looking a certain weight that is unrealistic for the majority of the population. Take instagram filters for instance, you can make your skin smooth, decrease your age, “rose” up your cheeks, and make your hair appear the perfect color. This false promise that we need to look perfect creates this psychological response of what is “normal.”

We need to start changing our mindset that we have been given the booty, face, arms or legs that fit our frame. How we feel and our health indicators should determine what size is ideal. Finding the root causes of disease, examining genetic predispositions, environment or lifestyle, gender, ethnicity, fat distribution and accumulation (visceral fat, adipose fat) and age should be taken into account when determining what is our ideal weight range.

What if you are the size you are supposed to be?

Stop labeling

Once we determine what the ideal weight will be for us, that will be your guide to health. Labeling our wieght within the current guidelines as normal weight, overweight, obese, morbid obese does feed the postive mindset. Use words like “ideal weight” or “personal weight goal” to determine your size.

How to determine your ideal weight.

Think back to a time when you were feeling your best. What were you doing, eating and feeling? Try to determine if you can repeat those behaviors and create those feelings today. Visualize what that would feel like right now. What kind of plan would you need to get back there? What are you eating? What kind of movement or exercise are you doing? Who are you with and what kind of support are you getting?

How Health Coaching can help.

A lot of the current diet plans focus on restriction of foods and predetermined workout plans. While good at getting you to your ideal weight and physical fitness level, sustainability of these plans can be difficult and hard to work into habits long term. Health coaches co-pilot a plan for your health and wellbeing. We are not one dimensional beings, health coaches recognize not only your physical needs and goals but incorporate the mental and spiritual. You will create the ideal health and wellness plan that meets your individual goals, and move those into sustainable habit forming behaviors. Studies show that it takes 21 days to form habits, and 3 months to sustain those habits. Health coaching only works when you do the work.

What if you are the size you are supposed to be?

Work with me 1:1

Meet with me on a Free discovery call to see how we can work together. After our initial meeting you will meet with me weekly, 1:1 in person or virtually, for 3 months to create a new relationship with your health. Repeat this process as often as you need to stay on track and make new sustainable habits.

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