You have probably heard of the principle of an idea or a fact ‘having legs’ in that it takes a number of legs to support the idea or principle.
Lets imagine that the seat of a stool is your weight problem.
Each leg of the stool is a form of support. So, traditionally the weight problem stool might have three ‘legs’. One leg might be bad diet, one is lack of exercise, and the third could be a lack of motivation. The theory is that if a leg is removed then the stool collapses.
The old school weight loss mentality …
… is that if you target diet, or exercise, then you can solve your problem. The principle in these posts is that your diet and lack of exercise could also be symptoms not just problems. There could be numerous real reasons for your problem. It could be that your ‘weight problem stool’ is supported by more than 3 legs.
Maybe one leg of the stool can be represented by your childhood conditioning. One leg could be related to bad habits. One leg could be about self-limiting beliefs. One could be about self-denial.
So if you attempt to knock away just the diet leg ….
The stool will stay standing!