Messages from the Masters
I have many clients who tell me that the reason they can't lose weight is because they've got low self-esteem. They want to eat to suppress that nagging feeling that they aren't valuable people. And then of course their self-esteem is lowered even more because they get angry with themselves for eating for the wrong reasons.
It's a fact that some people appear to have high self-esteem and some people appear to have low self-esteem. But I challenge you to think about how those people with high self-esteem got there. They didn't get there by sitting around and waiting for it to come their way. They got there by clocking up little achievements step-by-step.
There are lots of books on how to increase your self-esteem and I'm sure some of them have valuable exercises in them. But I challenge you to carry out the following exercise. Think of one little thing that you can do in the next 15 minutes that will give you a good feeling.
Here are some ideas:
* Clear out a drawer or your desk
Once you've accomplished that, dream up the next thing. For several days keep these accomplishments very small. Then slowly let them grow. Keep up the ones you want to make permanent and, day-by-day, adopt some more.You'll discover that you'll lose weight and so gain self-esteem. You can't wait for self-esteem to magically reappear before losing weight. Dr. Judy Citron works as a Diet Coach.