by Rose Cole
Sometimes you’re better off just staying fat.
That’s right, I said it. Just hear me out.
Here we are at the end of the summer, heading into holiday season, yet another opportunity for you to make a weight-loss resolution. You said you’d lose the weight over the summer, but you didn’t. So, now in addition to not losing weight, you’ve suffered guilt almost everyday over it.
That’s no way to live, and definitely no way to start anew. Maybe now it’s time to finally accept you for you and stop trying to get healthy and lose weight once and for all.
Is Staying Fat Right For You?
Try this quick exercise to find out if it’s worth it to stop beating yourself up over your weight and learn to love yourself and your fat!
Here’s how you do it:
Grab a pencil and a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle. On one side write down the costs of being healthy and thin (or what you will have to give up to be healthy & thin): not being able to eat whatever you want, gym memberships, buying healthy food & supplements, time at the gym, sometimes missing out on chocolate cake, not being able to keep your story about yourself being fat or ill…
Then, on the other side, write down the benefits of being healthy and thin: looking great in a bathing suit, setting a great example for your kids, having more energy, looking and feeling younger, better quality of life, live longer, less pain in the body, feel good about yourself, longer lifespan, less disease, “wowing” em at the high school reunion, fitting into your skinny jeans, making your ex kick him/herself when they see you…
Weighing the Pros and Cons of Staying Fat:
Take a look at your lists. Maybe the cost of taking care of yourself and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is too much for you. If you take a look at these items and decide that the sacrifice is not worth the benefits you’d gain from losing the weight, own it. Accept yourself where you are, how you are, without guilt or shame.
It’s okay to make the decision to stay fat … just be sure you’re aware of the trade-off.
And if you decide staying fat is not for you, and you need to lose weight, own that to. Commit to it, but don’t ever love yourself less for wanting to change something about your body.
In love and service,
From Sarah – Holistic Nutrition Coach, Rose Cole, publishes the Wellness with Rose eZine. Rose has helped me and many people I know. She’s unbelievably knowledgeable, and she gives free teleclasses often…go get her newsletters and see how she can help you…Visit her website, you can find help there whether you’ve decided on Staying Fat or you’re ready to lose the last 10-20 stubborn pounds without dieting, and increase your energy all naturally.