Have you started a diet with the best intentions only to find your resolve dissolve in a few days or weeks? You may be left feeling that you can’t lose weight and that you are somehow at fault for not having the will and motivation.

What happens to the motivation to lose weight?

Is it possible that all the information that we have been surrounded by that tells us that to lose weight all you need is to have enough willpower, enough determination to just do it, or the steely resolve to keep motivated ... has been misplaced?

We have been told that weight loss is a matter of mind over matter ... to choose to eat less and exercise harder and more often.

Mind over matter does not appear to be working very well ... why IS that?

Perhaps true motivation to lose weight is not something that we can impose as an external discipline – doing a 5km run every day and only eating a lettuce leaf for lunch with a steely determination (that always seems to run out sooner or later).

True motivation to lose weight comes from within.

True motivation may arise if we find a deeper connection with our bodies. If we build a certain relationship with our bodies and focus upon what quality we live with, then our choices may naturally change.

"The true definition of discipline is always when you put self-love first – once you know something works to sustain you in your inner-most, where the esoteric is, it is no longer a discipline but becomes part of your loving way."

Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings and Revelations, p 381

Imagine asking, "Who would I be without dieting?" Can we even imagine it?

Then ask – if we're not dieting – who would we be without dieting?

Instead of following a list of rules about what food is ‘good’ and what food is ‘bad’, we might find that we can tune into what our body is honestly telling us about how food affects us.

If this is our focus, our concern will not so much be the motivation to get that weight off, but how I am living day to day with myself. Each day we can build a quality from how we conduct our daily tasks of living – how we eat, sleep, cook, walk, drive, work.

We can ask: What quality does what I eat and what I do, bring to me?

It is this factor that can be the start of finding true motivation to lose weight

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  • By Alison Greig, BA LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons, Grad Dip Psych, EPA Accredited Practitioner.

    Alison is a writer, life coach and a passionate advocate for true freedom of expression. Her legal and philosophical interests include regulation of cyber-abuse and cyber-crime, health care, freedom of religion and human rights.