In today's society we are focused on outer beauty and appearances. The media tells you that thin is beautiful. You can see this message come through on the television, movies, commercials, magazines and books. You begin to believe that no success will come to you unless you are thin. The thought of becoming thin turns into an obsession with weight loss. This is unfortunately a very common thought process that troubles many women.

If you are like most other women, you may have been struggling with your weight for many years. You have a strong desire to lose weight, and you feel unhappy about your current appearance. Plagued with these thoughts you look for something that will help you lose weight. You may have even found a diet in the past that worked for a while. However, like other diets that you have tried, you ended up gaining the weight back. You have now entered the vicious cycle of dieting. This leaves you feeling even worse about your appearance. You may start thinking that you cannot be successful.

So you have society telling you that thin is beautiful which has led to your obsession with weight loss. You have a strong desire to lose weight and actively make decisions to achieve that goal. Yet, you still cannot lose weight and keep it off. This becomes very frustrating in the lives of women who struggle with their weight. One reason it may be difficult for you to maintain your weight loss could be due to how much you focus on your physical appearance. When you are so focused on a number, you may not be able to see that a holistic approach to weight loss shows permanent results.

One thing that diets offer you is a way to lose weight. After all, that is their min purpose. When you are focused on losing weight, it is often difficult to face the underlying reasons for your eating habits.

Try making the number on the scale secondary to the emotional and mental changes you want to see. That is when you will start seeing weight loss results that last. With a non-diet approach to weight loss, the amount of weight lost during the transformation is not the focus. The focus is on improving yourself from the inside out.

You may wonder how you can lose weight without focusing on weight. Easy, you begin to acknowledge everything that has held you back from successful weight loss in the past. By recognizing these myths and beliefs, you can begin to dispute them.

For example, you may believe that you will always be unsuccessful at losing weight. This belief has been developed from years of yo-yo dieting. A non-diet approach helps you see the truth about your past beliefs. You will talk with others and find out why diets don't work. You will start a new thought process which leads to positive thinking. The barriers you once faced, will now disappear.

In order to achieve successful weight loss, you must work from the inside out. By doing this, you not only lose weight, but also begin to love yourself and live life to the fullest.

Author's Bio: 

The above article is based on the book, "Winning Overeating" by Ofira Shaul. Ofira is a Naturopathy doctor. This experiential, self-development leader has devoted her life to finding the best natural way to obtain permanent weight loss while improving the total quality of your life. Her all-natural program does not require you to use any pills, count calories, or starve yourself.

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