How Did Brené Brown Lose Weight?

👨‍💼 Written by Abdur Rahman Choudhury, M.Sc.
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Key Takeaway: Brené Brown lost weight by adopting a mindful approach to eating and incorporating more movement into her daily routine. 😊 She also focused on healing her relationship with herself through self-compassion and authenticity. 🙌

Did you know that Brené Brown, the famous researcher and author of best-selling books on courage, vulnerability, and shame, used to struggle with her weight and body image?😮

That’s right. In her TED talk, she revealed that she had a breakdown (or a spiritual awakening, as she prefers to call it) after her research on shame and vulnerability led her to confront her own insecurities and fears. She realized that she had been numbing her emotions with food, alcohol, and perfectionism for most of her life. She decided to make some changes and embark on a weight loss journey that was not driven by shame, but by self-compassion and authenticity.🙌

How did she do it? Well, she didn’t follow any fad diets, gimmicky supplements, or extreme workouts. She simply adopted a more mindful and balanced approach to eating and living. She started to pay attention to what her body needed and wanted, rather than what her mind told her she should or shouldn’t eat. She learned to enjoy food without guilt or restriction, and to nourish herself with wholesome and satisfying meals. She also incorporated more movement into her daily routine, not as a punishment or a chore, but as a way of celebrating and honoring her body’s capabilities.💃

But more importantly, she worked on healing her relationship with herself. She sought professional help from a therapist and a mentor who helped her deal with her underlying issues and emotions. She practiced gratitude, forgiveness, and self-care. She embraced her imperfections and vulnerabilities as sources of strength and beauty. She cultivated courage, connection, and creativity in her life. She became more comfortable in her own skin, regardless of the number on the scale or the size of her jeans.😍

Brené Brown’s weight loss story is not just about losing pounds, but about gaining wisdom, joy, and freedom. It’s about living wholeheartedly and authentically, without letting shame or fear hold you back. It’s about being brave enough to show up as you are, and to love yourself unconditionally.❤️

What do you think of Brené Brown’s weight loss journey? Do you relate to any of her struggles or insights? How do you practice self-compassion and authenticity in your own life? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you!😊

About Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Chowdhury is a weight loss coach with 3+ years of experience. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry from The Burdwan University, India. He also completed the "Lose Weight and Keep It Off" certificate course from Harvard Medical School, US. Abdur believes in the power of home-cooked meals and weight training to stay healthy and fit.

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