THE #1 THING HOLDING YOU BACK FROM LOSING WEIGHT AND MAINTAINING WEIGHT LOSS

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SCARCITY

How can SCARCITY be the one thing that’s holding you back? Isn’t it the opposite? There’s an ABUNDANCE of shitty food, and tempting treats, and fun parties with lots of alcohol? How can scarcity be the problem??

Having a scarcity MINDSET is what is holding you back. Up until now you’ve probably tried every single diet out there… all of which said “DON’T EAT CANDY, DON’T HAVE ALCOHOL, DON’T EAT CARBS, DON’T HAVE THIS DON’T HAVE THAT”. So you figure… in order to lose weight and KEEP IT OFF you have to ELIMINATE all of those things FOR GOOD.

THAT is SCARCITY MINDSET.

“I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO EAT PIZZA EVER AGAIN ONCE I GO ON A DIET SO I’M JUST GOING TO EAT THE ENTIRE PIE TO MYSELF.”

Woof. Talk about the opposite of what we want.

Up until now, I thought I was living in an abundance mindset. I thought I was living in moderation. True change happens in our body when we can develop habits surrounding a fit lifestyle; when we can create sustainability. Sustainability in health and fitness occurs when you have BALANCE. After all, restriction just leads to binging.

BUT I’ve had some recent realizations as I’m finding myself exhausted, TIRED, BURNT OUT, day after day. How can someone so healthy, so fit, someone practicing MODERATION be so fricken EXHAUSTED?

Well, I haven’t been living in moderation… I’ve actually been living in SCARCITY and in a different way than I imagined! This feeling of scarcity has created a reliance on refined sugar.

I’ve officially been vegan now for 2.5 years. For me, it’s easy to walk into any restaurant and find vegan options. Vegan desserts, not so much. So whenever I found a vegan dessert I would eat it because “who knows when I’ll find a vegan cookie again!”

2.5 years later, living in NYC and knowing literally every vegan restaurant out there, I still easily have sugar everyday. In fact, I seek it out because it gives me a boost of energy. It tastes so good and it leaves me feeling happy and energized. It’s all fun and games until that sugar crash rolls in, completely ruining my day, and making me MORE tired than when I went for the sugar in the first place!

Sugar is not scarce. It’s available. Very available. Even in vegan form. But that feeling of scarcity had me going back for more and more each time I saw it. I’ve become reliant on it.

Let me be clear, our body needs carbs, our body needs sugar! I am not telling you to completely eliminate carbs or sweets FOR GOOD!

But ideally, we would like for our sugar levels to remain the same throughout the day. Refined carbs and refined sugar spike our blood sugar levels, making our body produce more insulin to counter act it. This can result in a drop of energy levels and even include irritability, tiredness, lack of concentration etc.

So here’s the plan. In order to ADAPT moderation and sustainability I will be giving up refined sugar and caffeine (I’ve become reliant on coffee too whoops) over the next few weeks. I wholeheartedly believe in moderation, but sometimes in order to get there you have to go through the hard habit building stuff to land there. EASY is earned. Moderation is earned.

WITH MODERATION AS MY END GOAL, I will be doing no coffee and no refined sugar for a few weeks. Anyone with me?

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