Am I being pretentious when I call it ‘Weight Release’??

I’ve had a few people comment recently that they like the term ‘weight release’
I  prefer to use it in place of ‘weight loss’…… but I do wonder whether in doing so I’m coming across as pretentious!?
I case I am, then I want to explain my reasons for calling it this:


1.For me using the term ‘release’ implies that I have given the weight, permission to go.


This is important, because contrary to common belief, for many of us releasing weight is not as simple as eating less and moving more.  There can be deep psychological, emotional and habitual reasons why we might be prone to hanging onto the fat.  We may even be subconsciously choosing to do so.
For some the fat may be acting as an insulator, or a protector from perceived outside dangers.
Others are so used to inhabiting a larger body, that they may not know how to ‘be’ in a slimmer body.
And of course, many of us use food as a way of coping with emotions.
These are all good reasons for hanging onto our fat!


So if we want to release weight permanently, then these issues need to be addressed, worked through and released too!


In my head I picture releasing fat into the universe, like releasing a flight of white doves! Nice eh?
For me, it works so much better than ‘losing’ something, especially as……


2. I don’t want to find it again!!


The thing is, mostly when we lose something (our keys, our tempers, our minds!) it’s not done intentionally.  It’s an accident and it’s an undesirable outcome!
So if I want to manage my weight permanently, thinking of it as a ‘loss’ is not useful.  Years ago someone gave me a fridge magnet that said- ‘I keep losing weight, but it keeps finding me!’. I thought this was funny at the time….not so much now!
The concept of ‘losing’ in any other area of life is negative, so I  choose to LOSE the word ‘loss’ where weight is concerned 🙂



 3.  My approach is different!

Another reason I use the term ‘weight release’ is because it’s important to me to imply that the work I do with my clients is different…it’s not about weight loss in the traditional sense.  I don’t believe my clients need yet another diet plan or exercise regime.  They already know what to do!
My priority when working with my clients, is to enable them to love and accept their bodies just as they are.  And then to motivate them to put practical ‘body respect’ steps into place: such as self care, good nutrition, exercise etc.
Weight release is a happy  by-product of the work I do.  Good self-esteem, body confidence and health are the primary goals.
So now you know why I talk about ‘weight release’ instead of ‘weight loss’!
I also sometimes use the terms ‘letting go of weight’ or ‘letting go of lbs’, for similar reasons to the ones I already covered.!
I wonder what your thoughts are on the subject?
Whatever you think, I’m going to talk about it  in my way because it works for me.  And if others are  making positive comments, then it must work for at least some them too!
If you feel like we are on the same wave length and you are ready to change your relationship with your body, get in touch to arrange a chat, so we can put the first steps in place for you.
You can email me >>here<<
 Anna x

5 thoughts on “Am I being pretentious when I call it ‘Weight Release’??

  • July 18, 2017 at 10:14 am

    What a great post Anna, as always! Thank you for sharing. I also really enjoyed listening to your inspiring talk last night at Woodley Library, what a fabulous message you shared! Thank you again x

    • August 8, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks so much Nina! I appreciated your support! x

  • July 18, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Love it Anna- I think is not pretentious at all. Obviously on a mental, physical and emotional level clients are releasing their old stuff, old baggage, old memories, old identifications, their old view of their stuff. Perfect!

  • July 21, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    I like the terms release and let go. These words have a feeling of being free.

    • August 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks Patti! 🙂


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