I love the most asked question over the last 8 years of my life - "How'd you lose weight?"
I always chuckle on the inside. As though I really can answer that question in one sentence! But a one sentence answer is what they are looking for every time.
My honest answer to that question?
So many things.
It was not just one thing. It was a combination of many things I did for myself.
But of course, that doesn't give them the answer they're looking for. They want to know exactly what they can do to achieve the same weight loss for themselves.
"To know all of that, you need to coach with me. Or do our Online Coaching."
That's the first thing I tell them. And then... I give them what they're looking for in that moment. That one sentence. And I do better than one sentence. I give them two words...eat less.
I know, disappointing answer.
And it begs the question - "How can I do that?"
Well, here is my #1 weight loss tip.
If I could only give you one weight loss tip to help yourself eat less and thus lose weight, it is this: Don't judge.
That's right. Don't judge.
Don't judge? But what if....
What if I don't agree with someone else's political opinion?
What if someone is clearly doing something wrong against me?
What if I disagree with someone else's religion?
What if I think someone is being mean and rude?
And most importantly:
Don't judge yourself.
But what if you really screwed things up?
This is my #1 weight loss tip.
If you've taken our 28 Days to Permanent Weight Loss online course, been to one of our Workshops, or gone through Private Coaching, you know exactly what I'm talking about and why this is the key to eating less.
If you haven't done any of these, you need to.
As every women who's experienced The Losing Coach® Process knows, this is about restoring your white heart.
We naturally turn to judging others in defense of ourselves.
If I fear I might be at fault, I might be wrong, or hold a wrong belief, I point my finger at the other party to make myself feel better and absolve myself of guilt. When you truly have LOVE, you won't need to point the finger at anyone because the LOVE reassures you that you are not being held in contempt (that you haven't done anything wrong).
With a white heart, there is no contempt. Don't judge.
Don't judge. In any way, shape or form. If I could give you only one weight loss tip, this would be it. Don't judge. If this is not easy for you to understand, please contact me.
Or... don't..... I won't judge....
Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.