Why I hate Weight Loss/Slimming Clubs and why you should too

While writing an article about all the reasons I hate weight loss clubs, I got really annoyed with them again. I find it actually hard to go on to their websites and not get really, really angry.

I mean WTF, its a place for people to go to be OBSESSIVE about food, and for it to be NORMALISED to be like that.

Obsessing over recipes, which restaurants to eat, which foods have higher smart points than others. OK, so a portion of chicken has 3 smart Points, and Ice cream has 7, I mean COME ON. We know all this. We know how to eat well, and healthy.

The issue lies in the reasons WHY people eat unhealthy. But they have the f**king knowledge. So why not try to fix the problem? Everyone knows how to eat well, and the problem is just compounded by making them feel that it’s OK and normal to obsess over food.

Do you want forever to talk about the same things, and let this sh** occupy your brain space? To try and find a guilt-free cheesecake? A syn-free mars bar??? I mean COME ON. Where is the sense in all of this?

And before anyone gives out to me for not understanding weight loss, I do understand. I was there myself for years, and it was only when I let go of  these SHACKLES, did I start to enjoy food, like you should. And not view it as a punishment/reward stick.

Get off the horrible rollercoaster of counting and weighing everything you eat. You do not need this in your life,

Jessica X

About the author 

Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to help women to get fit and break free from unhealthy habits holding them back. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

I’ve now supported over 6,779 women over 14 years in my Thrive Coaching Program get fit and break free from unhealthy habits!

  • Really enjoy reading your articles, I have been very unfit and unmotivated for a long time but recently had a lifestyle change and want to improve my wellbeing, starting from my diet.. I heard green tea suppose to help with weight loss but through researching online I found information like this that said red tea is better? like this website here: https://www.priorityfitness.co.nz/why-red-tea-is-way-better-than-green-tea-2/ , what are your thoughts? Many thanks!

    • To be honest Josie, Im not a big fan of herbal tea for weight loss. I think it moves away from the real issue. I feel that it keeps you focused on the food/drinks side of things, rather than finding a good rhythm with the food, and then getting on with your life. Read tea/Green tea, I don’t think it really matters. What I think matters most is your relationship with food and exercise. I hope this helps XX XX P.S Drink the one you like if you lie the taste of it, and don’t worry about which articles say RED or GREEN

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