Emotional shrapnel in dieting wargames scars confidence, damages determination, and remains affixed until removed. Insecurity bleeds beneath the surface, discouragement dangles from repeated victories and defeats from pounds lost and gained, and self worth takes a continuous beating. To rehabilitate participants of such battles, inner healing of self acceptance, self love and respect must surface. Winning the war on pounds is about regaining self worth initially pounded out by early defeat. To release this birth-given, divine right into present day living, is to establish the frontline with an innate knowing of who you are. Without becoming your authentic self, the long term battle is doomed to fail fatally. Self worth dictates choices and therefore, motivating self love to rise within is crucial for victory.

Choosing respectful, self dignified actions as healthy rather than toxic edibles to bypass lips, self-care versus ignoring self-interest, and choosing associations that support unlike those that debilitate. Eating crap, taking care of others without addressing self needs, and choosing toxic relationships, are ingredients that bake a battlefield of self destruction. Fried into our psyche are self limiting beliefs and feelings that encourage not deserving optimal options. Decades of choosing poor quality foods, partners with low self worth, and emotionally toxic friends, depicted my self value. Without optimizing choices for better, the line in the sand is drawn along mediocre, if not below par. Storming the beaches for improvement must coordinate with actions.

Exercise environments that increase energy, endurance, and strength as well as confidence, friendship, and community highlight a self care model for internal and external healing. Clean food that supplies mental acuity, cleansed, physical interior walls, and a “feel-good” energy add to the foundation to illuminate self worth. Coordinated with therapeutic relief from past emotional pain through forgiveness, and alleviating dormant trauma triggering today’s actions contributes to overall sustainable well being. This effortful process is the “worthy” fight. Win this war, and sustainable weight loss is won. Emotional turmoil, a heavy burden from past or present deters weight loss sustainability, and is the tipping point towards success or failure.

A lifestyle plan may drop weight physically, but without self worth at the foundation, sustainability is futile. Working on the core of who we are contributes significantly to results. Yesterday’s actions affect today’s outcome while today’s moments are a product of tomorrow. Therefore, change today and tomorrow becomes anew. Self worth enables actions to respectfully work in favor of successful outcomes. What we put out in the world reflects back at us. Many believe we attract what we do, but reflecting who we are is an accurate assessment. Emoting self love that extricates the diet war’s emotional shrapnel plaguing hearts, consecrates weight loss sustainability into a foundation of lifelong worth, even within ourselves. Let self worth reflect upon the world.