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Do You Wish You Were as Skinny as You Were When You Thought You Were Fat?


By Columnist Bianca Aiono – Mind Body Performance Coach:


Photo credit: Body Image. The subjective concept of one’s physical appearance based on self-observation and the reactions of others. via photopin (license)

Have you ever seen an old photo of yourself and thought, “Geez, I wish I was as skinny as when I thought I was fat!” You’re not alone.

This is a mindset issue – not a diet and exercise one

If you are feeling like you can never match-up the image in your head with what you see in the mirror; then that doesn’t mean you have diet more, or you have to exercise more. That’s a mindset issue. That’s a thought that you’ve continued to think over years, day-in and day-out. For some people, this can be minutes lost out of every hour of every day, over decades where you keep telling yourself, that it’s not okay for you to approve of what you see in the mirror.

It’s only when we can start retraining your thoughts, that you can actually be rid of this negative cycle; one that keeps you oscillating from couch potato to exercise freak. To end the battle of, “I should love myself, but I don’t. I have to love what I see in the mirror, but I hate it”; is actually about creating new thoughts for you to think, and practicing those thoughts over time.

What is it that you think you’re going to get if you achieved your ideal body or weight?

You think that weight is the thing that’s stopping you from feeling comfortable, sexy, having fun or being happy. We’ve been conditioned to believe this our entire lives, that when you lose weight, then you’re allowed to be happy. Why not just let go of all these other people’s definitions of what fun, comfortable, sexy, and what a perfect body is. Define your own definition. Throw the shackles off your body jail, and start living life today.

Being happy is what makes you happy, not a number on the scales. When you start to gain life, you start losing weight automatically, because when you’re happy you start eating foods that make you feel happy long-term. You eat foods that love you back. You move your body in fun ways. Losing weight is just a by-product of being happy. And you deserve to be happy, don’t you?

If this cycle resonates with you, but you can’t seem to pull yourself out of it, that’s totally fine. Reach out, we can help you. This is what we specialize in. Diets are for dying, and life is for living. Isn’t it time that you started living?

About Our Mind Body News and Review Columnist – Bianca Aiono

BianceBianca Aiono is a woman on a mission – to help women wake-up from the spell that says, “I’ll Be Happy When I Lose the Weight.” Bianca’s mind body weight loss methodology treats excess weight as a symptom of an underlying condition – and strongly refutes losing weight is just about exercising more and eating less.

An elite athlete since she was 14, Bianca competed internationally in 6 different sports – but for years struggled with her weight as always “the big girl”, which saw her lose and gain back the same 15 kilos again and again over a 15-year span. At her best, this included winning Bodysculpting Championships and CrossFit titles and bingeing, purging and starvation diets at her worst. But she wouldn’t change a thing because it helped her realise that self-love and approval are the best fat burners of all.

As a Mind Body Performance Coach, Bianca is dedicated to helping women get off the ‘diet-misery-go-round’ and sculpt their healthiest body without gimmicks or slaving in the gym. Her philosophy “Gain Life to Lose Weight” is aimed at helping alleviate the major causes of excess weight – physical, mental and emotional stress.

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Disclaimer: The information published in this column are based on the author’s own professional and personal knowledge, and opinion. This information and opinion is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.

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