Holistic weight loss

I believe in the body's natural ability to heal from obesity. Diets require a lot of mental energy in thinking about what you eat, rather than feeling, using your body's senses and emotions. This can leave you drained and tired and 'low'. Weighing yourself gives emotional highs and lows according to the scales. All of this stresses the body and occludes the natural gain/loss rhythm in a woman's monthly cycle.

I am obese. I have an under active thyroid, for which I take Levothyroxine.

But I have such a compelling conviction that diets damage my homeostasis - my body's natural ability to balance itself. This natural balance is evident in all the healthy-weight people who eat fast food, convenience food - basically anything they like. And you will notice there is usually a bundle of things they don't like or won't eat, often including vegetables.

I seek to rediscover this natural balance for me - it will be a unique solution, and welcome comments and shared journeys wherever they may lead.

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  • Having the appearance of health doesn't necessarily mean you have a healthy body.

    There are 3 different body types, ectomorph, mesomorph & endomorph. The type you fit into will genetically determine your body's ability to maintain a healthy weight, whether you eat junk food on a regular basis or not.

    Environmental factors also come into play but monitoring what one eats to lose or maintain a healthy weight is the reality for most people who don't fall into the first 2 categories, which is not a bad thing in the long term.

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