In this week's podcast, Aisling and Meabh go back in time to Meabh's early adult years, when she struggled with her weight. Maebh speaks openly about her journey from then when she was overweight and to this day – she thinks like a lean person.
In her early adult years, Meabh pretty much ate what she liked when she liked and never paid particular attention to portions. Occasionally she finished the meal that was on her friend's plate.
The root of much of this was a complete lack of awareness or understanding of what she was doing. No idea how important blood sugar levels are and how to avoid the dreaded drops.
When Meabh decided to join a motivational program, the great awakening or training began. She learned all about blood sugar levels and how to avoid the extreme lows – she was now in a much better position to choose healthy foods.
In addition to lack of awareness, Meabh also relates to her feelings of guilt. How she would overeat and endure guilty feelings as a result. Meabh pointed out that her 20s and 30s were very happy years, but guilty feelings about eating were pretty constant. This is likely something that will resonate with most people. We can have pretty happy and comfortable lives, but there is always that guilt when it comes to it.
Today Maebh is in a control position. The mental weight questionnaire that all Motivation clients fill out showed that their main problems are guilt and perfectionism. In fact, her mental weight was comparable to the habits and behaviors of someone 2 stone heavier. In other words, if Maebh continued with her current habits and behaviors, she would become 2 stones heavier.
With the tools and techniques her weight loss advisor provided, Maebh was able to overcome the personal problems that led her to overeating and provide the framework to create a better place – one that made it possible for her how to think like a human slim person. In addition, Maebh switched to motivation and was trained as a weight loss advisor.