Smile, I am back ... Day One Lifestyle Change
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Diets fail because there is an “on” and an “off.” If you go “on” something, at some point in time you have to go “off” of it. Yes, you may lose weight initially. You may drop a size or two from not eating carbs. But in six months, a year, or five years, has the weight come back?
No one can sustain the “I’m eating only fruits, vegetables, and chicken” diet forever. When you restrict what you eat, eventually you’ll get to a point where you give in. This inevitably leads to a slippery downhill slope of overeating and then “starting over yet again...” the next day. I know from experience, trust me on this.
Diets are never successful long term. Failure is built into the very nature of a diet. When you start a food plan, something will come up where you’ll desperately want something not on your diet. And then you feel like a failure because you broke the diet, go on a self loathing eat comfort foods binge and wham end up back at the miserable starting point.
Diets always measure “success” in days, weeks, or months, because the reality is, it never lasts long term. So STOP measuring "success" that way. Try instead;... how are my clothes fitting, my energy level is up let's do something outdoors, fitness level- hey walking the mall or the park doesn't leave me sore or hurting.
Remember that dieting never brings about the results you truly want. Lasting change begins with awareness, love, and self-compassion as you start to understand your food patterns and behaviors.
I have said it before I know, but this time I am prepared and have the support system I need.