Can You Lose Weight without Going on a Diet?

When you think of losing weight, what do you envision yourself doing?

Going on a diet and having to exercise!

It makes sense because ultimately you will have to change the way you eat and move your body more. Why? Because you need to create a deficit of calories. In other words, when you intake healthy, low calorie dense foods and increase your physical activity, you ultimately use more calories than you have absorbed. You burn the calories that you stocked in the form of fat in your body.

The problem lies in the strategy to get to this result. Most people cannot force themselves to follow a certain diet they don’t truly like. Therefore, they eventually turn back to their previous behavior.

So, what is the solution?

The solution has to come from within!

Did you consciously want to get fatter or was it a consequence of the way you handled your life? For most people, putting on weight is directly linked to their life challenges. This means that the right strategy must start from wherever you are in your lifestyle and to not ask you to instantaneously embrace a perfect weight loss diet. If your whole being dreads the change, how can you make it last? Furthermore, if handling your life implies you overeat, how can you not reach for food when something comes up?

The key is to realize that you can live your life and deal with your life challenges differently. It starts with realizing how your perception of what goes on in your life stresses you or makes you anxious enough to reach for food.

Following a weight loss strategy not focused on the behavior, but on what makes you behave, will naturally and effortlessly bring you to lose weight, because the triggers to overeat will have been eliminated.

If you want to eat healthy, you will feel compelled to eat healthy. It is the same thing with exercise; the change has to come from within if you want it to last.

Permanent weight loss—this is Bellsai’s mission!

If you want to learn more about the Bellsai weight loss method, I invite you to take my Free 5-Keys to Successful Weight-Loss e-course:

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About the Author:

Isabelle Johansen is a life coach specialized in helping people address their overeating and weight loss challenges.  She is the founder of Bellsai Mindful Weight Loss and She coaches individually and in groups, and lead weight management classes at top Silicon Valley companies and the YMCA. Her clients gain a more positive outlook on their life, feel more centered and happy as they lose weight without struggle with the Bellsai Method.  To learn more go to:

Her free 5 Keys to Successful Weight Loss eCourse is available at

Copyright @2010  Isabelle Johansen. All rights reserved.


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