𝙼𝚢 𝚃𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝙾𝚗 𝚆𝚎𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝙻𝚘𝚜𝚜 𝚂𝚞𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚢
Back in 2007, Scott Abel, world renowned Coach, began working with me.
And as far as a mind-body connection, he taught me an unbelievable amount.
Diet psychology, MET training, innervation training, connecting the dots to self-awareness…you name it.
When I was a teacher, I’d spend my morning prep times in the school library reading his articles and researching his methods. I was fascinated by his philosophy, probably because I had begun to develop a similar philosophy dating back to high school, but I hadn’t crystalized it yet, because no one I knew was able to validate my experience and philosophy.
When I read an article by Scott on his Cycle Diet, I was in, hook, line and sinker.
What’s really cool is that his philosophy aligns in some ways with how I now apply Mind Map to the physical body.
Scott taught me about ‘diet’ strategy and psychology.
Your mind makes the diet (strategy).
When people get weight loss/bariatric surgery, they usually fail to address the main problem: their mind.
It all comes down to habits when it comes to transforming your body.
If you fail to do some real Mind Map work and clear up issues before attempting your weight loss journey, even if you have had the surgery, you will revert back to old habits.
Before I come back to that, let’s address the deeply flawed calorie model when it comes to weight loss.
I’ve known several people throughout the years that have had bariatric surgery and most if not ALL have eaten themselves right back to their starting point or beyond.
How can that be if their stomach is smaller and they can’t eat as much food?
It’s because of what I have been teaching for years. It’s about the hormones and the mind.
The metabolic rate will slow to match what is being put in, just like any typical North American diet.
If the said person continues to eat frequently, even if less than before, they are still constantly spiking insulin. And a person that feels the need to have bariatric surgery more than likely has a high degree of insulin resistance, which means they are prone to developing it again or never ridding themselves of ‘it’.
Any fake fitness expert that looks at one of these cases and still tries to argue that it’s about calories in vs. calories out has shown their worth.
Diet psychology and strategy are about the mind, clearing up what ‘ails’ them and then, about ‘WHO THEY ARE BEING’, an I WILL type of mindset.
There’s no such thing as easy.
Simple, yes. Easy no.
Be Unconventional - Kyle Newell