Going out with your friends to eat delicious foods can be a great way to celebrate and enjoy life. But there does come a day when one must be honest with themselves and ask the tough question: “Am I eating to live or living to eat?”
Sadly, many people who find themselves overweight do so because they have reached a point in their life where they are using food as crutch to fill a void in their life. While enjoying rich foods or sweet treats can be enjoyed on the occasion, unfortunately it has become the norm for many people leading to one of the worst obesity epidemics in our history.
While some Americans are looking towards fad diets and weight loss gimmicks to help them lose those extra pounds, others are turning to an online life coach because they understand that to be fit and trim, you must create a healthy lifestyle and not just go on a diet.
Here are three ways a life coach can help you create a healthier life:
- Find Passion & Purpose
Some individuals who find themselves overweight do so because they lack passion or purpose in their life. When life becomes mundane or boring, it is very easy to turn to foods (especially sweets) to try to “make life sweeter”.
However, those who have found purpose in their life through other means that are more constructive find themselves so busy and fulfilled that they don’t need to turn to food as a their only source of pleasure.
- Overcome Bad Habits
Many who find themselves overweight do so because they have formed bad habits that they are not even aware of. By working with a life coach, not only will they be able to help you become more self-aware, but they can help you establish healthier habits.
Life is culmination of many small choices and it’s imperative that if you want to be healthier, you start replacing poor habits with ones that better serve you.
- Build Confidence
Having a lack of self confidence can lead to a poor body image. When you do not feel good about yourself it makes it much easier to give up and not try to be healthy. One of the main goals of a life coach is to help you build your confidence so that you begin to feel better about yourself and no longer turn to food as a coping mechanism.