We all have different reasons for wanting to lose weight:
And sometimes, there are hidden reasons for wanting to lose weight that we don’t even realize we have.
For Nataliya, 46, weight loss has been a lifelong journey. Nataliya wants to be more confident in her body, and to feel lighter. She jokes that her goal is to feel “like a squirrel” and be able to jump from branch to branch.
But what she doesn’t quite realize is that her desire to feel lighter is driven by a part of her that’s thinking some “heavy thoughts.”
And as Marc David explains, those heavy thoughts are all about her resistance to something that so many of us would like to avoid:
Even though she is youthful, has a young child, a great marriage, and is in good health, Nataliya is starting to feel older – and her unwanted weight is just one more reminder of the aging process. She finds herself often longing for the body she had as a young girl.
As Marc points out, making peace with aging is a spiritual practice. And to find peace with our age, we ultimately need to connect with that part of us that’s wiser and more mature.
Because it’s perfectly understandable to have a hard time saying goodbye to our youth – but it’s also vital that we develop a healthy relationship with aging.
Along the way to making the powerful connection between weight and aging, Marc also helps Nataliya see that if she truly wants to lose weight, she needs to focus on a whole new approach, including:
✅ Letting go of needing the approval of others to feel that her body is “acceptable”
✅ Noticing when the “teenager voice” within her is taking over the weight loss conversation
✅ Finding peace with aging, and making it a spiritual practice
✅ Learning that body confidence doesn’t come from future weight loss … it happens when we do things, right NOW, that help us feel better in our body
✅ And much more…
Tune into this wonderful episode on aging, weight, and making peace with ourselves and our lives.
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