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THE DIET OF THE SOUL – Lose Weight Naturally

I want to share my personal experience of how I lost this weight without following any diets.

First, I want to make it clear that I am not a nutritionist and the information in this video is based on my personal experience. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult a professional.

Diets

So, why did I decide to lose weight without going on a diet?

I didn’t at all. That’s the thing. I have spent my whole life since I can remember wanting to lose weight. I was always on the higher end of a healthy weight. Which is good but this wasn’t about that but about how I perceived myself and how I felt in myself.

So, like probably YOU, I have tried different “diets”. Even tried some magic pills (don’t do that!). Nothing.

Well, that’s not true. Yes, you lose some weight but you know what happens? You get it again sooner than later. So, I think that we all know now at this point (or we should!) that that is not the way to go.

My advice? Don’t do any diets. If it is classified as a “weight loss diet” just run away from it.

It is different when we talk about the broader concept of DIET which is not but what you eat and how you eat it. Important hint!!

So why have I lost this weight now? Because  what I have fed is my soul and hence “The soul Diet”.

Pyramid

The Maslow Pyramid

You know? This is a topic for another video but just quickly. Do you know the Maslow Piramid?

Well, it is wrong. It is upside down. It places the most important thing at the bottom and that is Material stuff so, in this case, food as in: If you have all the food you need (and all the other things considered ‘basic needs’ of course) you’re good to go to the next step…

What has happened by doing that? That people generally end up overeating is like getting stuck in the ground floor enjoying the instant gratification of sweets, cakes, cokes, etc… and then suddenly one day: Oh fuck, I need to lose weight.

I am being very very generic and simplistic here. But my point is, you won’t get to the top of the pyramid, which is fulfillment, ever, because you get lost in the way.

If we look at it upside down and you live a life with intention and meaning you’ll fill fulfilled. This comes with a lifetime guarantee by the way (funny sketch). And so, when you get to eat, you’re not really that interested in the instant gratification (aka that jam filled donut) because you are already ‘busy’ with more fulfilling things that make you happy.

I am not trying to get you depressed or anything if you are wanting to lose weight. Please, don’t feel that way. In fact, you should be extremely happy that you have found this article.

How do you lose weight without a diet?

Feed your soul. Get to know yourself. Switch off Netflix for a bit and sit and reflect. Write if you like that. Walk if you prefer. Just talk to the ethos. Whatever. Everything is valid.

You know? Meditate. And let me tell you another quick thing about this. Not everyone can Meditate like a Monk. I can’t. And now, only now, I am happy with that. Until now I thought that I just can’t meditate and never will.

I meditate differently, because my energy is not that one of calmness and water my friend.

I am fiery and for me meditating involves movement and mental activity. So when I was writing this script, for example, I was meditating. My fingers could not stop typing and the ideas and words came to my mind in a perfect flow.

I was doing something I love and I am passionate about and so I was present. There was nothing else in that moment but writing this story I am now telling you.

So find your flow. Find your passion. Find your Element (if you haven’t read that book it is a good place to start in your weight loss journey).

Funny no? I am recommending you a book which is not a diet or a weight loss book precisely to lose weight. Yes, I am. And I am totally convinced about that.

This society we live in and we have created (because we have, all of us have) is sick and the main problem is that we don’t know ourselves at all and live on autopilot. 

Living on autopilot is detrimental to one’s well-being, both physically and mentally but that is what this current system encourages. Plin! 

Why diets don’t work, Miss?

Generally speaking, diets don’t work in the long-term for many people because they tend to focus on temporary restrictions and quick fixes, rather than making sustainable changes to one’s habits and lifestyle.

They often involve making drastic changes to their eating habits or drastically reducing their calorie intake and increasing exercise.

These changes can be difficult to maintain for an extended period of time, and when the diet ends, people may be more likely to return to their old habits and regain the weight they lost.

If this is not enough… you are putting yourself down to restrictions and rules that you cannot maintain long-term and, by not meeting your targets or quitting, you add guilt and feeling of failure to the mix. This fucks up your well-being big time.

Well, there is ONE DIET that works. Ready?

The Diet of The Soul

I call it: “Diet of the Soul” which is a holistic approach to self-improvement and well-being that focuses on nourishing the mind, body, and spirit. 

Diet of the Soul” would be a holistic, mind-body-spirit approach to self-improvement and well-being that emphasizes the importance of mindfulness, self-awareness, and lifestyle changes that align with the person’s values and promote overall well-being.

Here are a few key components that such a “diet” may include:

Mindfulness: This would be a big component of this “diet”. Mindfulness involves being present in the moment and paying attention to one’s thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. This can help to reduce stress, improve mental clarity and focus, and enhance overall well-being.

Self-awareness: By raising self-awareness, one can become more conscious of their thoughts, feelings and physical sensations and be more aware of their own habits and behaviors. This can help them to identify patterns or issues that may be preventing them from achieving their goals.

Lifestyle changes: A diet of the soul would be focused on making sustainable changes to habits and lifestyle choices that align with the person’s values and promote overall well-being. This could include, for example, changes in diet, such as eating more whole foods, or engaging in regular physical activity.

Emotional well-being: Addressing the emotional component that may be driving certain behaviours or habits that are preventing progress in weight loss or any other goal. A diet of the soul would also likely involve addressing any emotional or psychological issues that may be impacting overall well-being.

Connection to something higher: This may include practices such as meditation, yoga, or prayer, which can help to deepen one’s connection to something higher and find greater meaning and purpose in life.