You Don't Have To "Diet" To Lose Weight!


💁🏼‍♀️“You don’t have to go on a diet to lose weight”. 

That ⬆️ is what my nutritionist told me back in 2006 when I was being treated for an eating disorder. 

I rolled my eyes. 

🙎🏻‍♀️ “So what then—I’m going to just lose weight MAGICALLY?”

💁🏼‍♀️ “Well, yes...kinda!”

I rolled my eyes again.

I didn’t believe her for a second.

What did SHE know about ME?!

I had struggled in my life. Chaotic childhood, troubled adolescence, terrible 20’s. 

Bulimia, alcoholism, physical and mental abuse, damaging sexual experiences. This is what I knew. 

I was a product of my experiences. I owned every one of those memories and embodied them. I also did everything I could to distract my attention from the way that they made me feel. 

In turn, I stopped listening to my true internal dialogue. 

I was running a soundtrack in my head about how worthless and fat I was. How much I deserved everything that had happened to me because I was not lovable. 

I hid behind this soundtrack. I allowed those thoughts and feelings to be my reality, because the alternative was that I was going to have to sit and really LISTEN.

Acknowledge my feelings. 

Honor myself. 

Honor my body. 

Of course she didn’t know ME. I was 29 years old, and nobody actually knew me. 

I didn’t even know me. 

So I got to know myself. 

I began to listen.

I started to honor, trust, and respect my own feelings, intuition, and needs. 

I stopped obsessively counting calories. 

I made it my mission to have fun with food. 

To make eating feel Magical.

And guess what? She was right. I did “Magically” lose weight. 

Without dieting, and frankly, without even caring. 

was so confident in my journey and in my own skin, that the weight loss was an accidental side effect to enjoying my magical relationship with food and life. 

There is magic inside all of us. We just have to remember how to access it. 

Next week, we’re going to take a magical journey together. You’re going to reconnect with your magic and learn how to enjoy life with food again. 

Follow me on Instagram (@elisabethsmithcoaching). It’s going to be Magically fun!

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