Some of you are really good dieters. You have lost weight and felt so good. But, for some reason, you always gain it back. You think the problem is with you. But it isn’t. The problem is diets.
Diets wreak havoc on your brain, on your body and emotions. Dieting turns eating into a battlefield where the casualty is your relationship with normal eating.
So you are saying, “Yea, yea, but I want to be thin!”
I get it.
But I want you to get thin once and for all. No more up and down. No more denial. No more ignoring your body.
The way to start is to promise yourself that you never diet again. I know that seems so revolutionary- so crazy. But think about it. Isn’t it time to try something else, instead of dieting?
The only reason you actually think diets work is because everyday you see so, so, so many ads promoting diets.
But what if you saw ads everyday that portrayed the real result of diets, What if the “before” and “after” photos were followed the true after photo–– the one taken 6 months later, or a year later, where the person is heavier than ever!
If that is what you saw, which would represent the TRUTH, then would you still diet?
But I know you need to replace dieting with something else. Replace it with is a “thin mentality.” How do you do this?
You model thin behavior.
And thin behavior is built on the simple concept that your body was born with the wisdom to know what to eat and when to eat, and how much to eat.
But that has been trained out of you.
You can get it back.
Wait for hunger. Look forward to hunger, don’t be scared of it. You aren’t on a diet anymore, so when you get hungry, you can eat! And then, respect your body by listening to it. Notice that when your body isn’t hungry anymore, your enjoyment of food goes down- again, hunger is the best sauce! So notice when you have had enough. Could you stop now?
And since you know you will never diet again and can eat whenever you get hungry, it is so much easier to stop. You know why? Because if you are hungry again in ten minutes- you can eat!
It is normal to eat when you are hungry and stop when you aren’t. So simple, yet the diet industry has trained us to believe we need some fancy combination of food groups. Geez!
Your body is trying to give you the signals you need to eat appropriately for you to be your best weight! Your body doesn’t “want” to be fat. Listen to your body.
Just ask yourself: am I hungry? If you aren’t sure- you are NOT hungry…
Eating when you are not hungry is a bad habit. You can break that habit. And your body will thank you by losing weight. And since you are respecting your body’s hunger and satiety cues, there will be no “payback” weight gain. Your body is beginning to trust that you will eat when hungry. And it is so thankful. That is the way it is supposed to be.