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What’s Your Badge of Honor?

Isn’t it interesting how people will announce as loudly as possible that they’re on a new diet or counting calories and expect a pat on the back, or a, “good for you! I need to do that too!”.

Dieting has become a badge of honor in our culture, hasn’t it?

But, have you ever asked them how they’re doing on that same diet 3 months later?

There’s a reason 97% of people who attempt a diet fail within the first year.

It’s not sustainable.

Here’s why:

  • Your body gets hungry and will eventually propel you to food no matter how much willpower you think you have.
  • Dieting puts certain foods up on a pedestal that make them seem deliciously alluring when you’ve had a particularly bad day or you feel deprived of pleasure in your daily life. (AKA, you’ll be 99.9% more likely to eat your emotions)

Here’s an even scarier fact- of those 97% of people that lose the weight, 80% end up putting EVEN MORE WEIGHT on than they started with. Fat is replaced where muscle used to reside.

So, rejecting the Diet Mentality can be as simple as examining and questioning your current hidden or apparent beliefs about food, eating and dieting in general.

Let’s think of it this way, if dieting worked with your lifestyle, you would probably still be on said diet, right?!

If deprivation were a motivating or a productive way to lose weight, wouldn’t we all be rail thin?

The key is to figure out what eating style works best with your lifestyle, culture, personal preferences and current climate or season you’re in. You need to learn how to eat intuitively and obey your bodily cues on what to eat and how to exercise.

If you’d like a hand with this, check out my virtual course, Undieting.

It takes all the guesswork out of intuitive eating, and shows you exactly how to end emotional and binge eating for good.

I’ll show you how to create a customized, nutritious way of eating that works for your life and your body without ever having to say “no” to your favorite foods. It reveals the psychology behind emotional eating and nips the factors that cause them in the bud.

AKA- No more starting again Monday.

You’ll finally be free from the hold that food currently has on your life and you won’t have open a single diet book, count a calorie or follow some arbitrary point system.

The entire point of living is to enjoy your life.

I don’t know about you, but following restrictive, boring diet regimens that create moodiness and kill my zeal for waking up in the morning, doesn’t sound like the way I want to spend the rest of my days.

I’m done with the never ending cycle of “lose 2 pounds during the week, gain 4 on the weekend“.

How ’bout you?

I don’t want my diet to be my badge of honor that I announce everywhere I go. I want family, my business and the obstacles I’ve overcome to be what impresses others.

And I can’t accomplish any of that if I’m constantly worried about cheating on my diet or feeling shame when I inevitably do.

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