• Emma Green

Why I won't help you lose weight

I get a lot of client enquiries from people who want to lose weight. This is completely normal because of the diet culture we live in but it’s not something I can support from an evidence-based or ethical perspective. You have the right to do whatever you want with your body but I can’t help you do something that I believe can cause harm and is unlikely to be sustainable long-term. What I can help you with is accepting your body as it is right now, finding ways to move in ways that you love and learning how to nourish yourself with food, physically and mentally. I don’t do meal plans and I don’t give out macros or calories. You are the expert of your own body. I can’t tell you when, what or how much to eat. You should be the one to call the shots. Likewise, I won’t tell you exactly how you should exercise. I’ll help you find out what you enjoy and support you to pursue those activities in a way that fits within your lifestyle and current abilities. I won’t try to shrink your body. I’ll support you to get rid of clothes that no longer fit, delete your calorie counting apps and ditch your fitness tracker. I’ll help you get unstuck from the diet mentality to make space for what you really want in your life. I’ll enable you to free up time and energy to focus on your relationships, hobbies and passions. If you’re struggling to let the desire to lose weight go, think about how you’ll feel when you’re older. Think about the regrets you might have from living your life on a diet. Think about what you might have missed out on by being at war with your body. It’s never too late to make a change. If you want to ditch the diet mentality, you can do it. You are not broken. Your body and brain are incredibly resilient, you can find your happy and healthy place.

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