There you are, feeling fat. You had lost weight, but over Thanksgiving you lost control. The pumpkin pie was fabulous. You remember feeling full and asking for more food anyway. And now you feel awful. You try to estimate how long it will take you to make up for all the eating you did over the holiday.
You feel desperate. Then you look through some magazines and see some celebrities saying how they lost weight doing this or that- (Have you seen the crazy Instagram shots of people “waist” training?)
And you let those pictures effect you. You think maybe you just need to find the right diet and you will be okay. You consider drinking detox tea every day like that Jenner girl. Or you decide that you will just go on Nutrisystem one more time.
AH! Stop letting glamorized stories of dieting influence you! You have dieted before- you always gain the weight back. Insanity is repeating an action and expecting a different consequence, right? Don’t be “insane!”
Stop trying to get thin by dieting. Instead, learn how to get thin and healthy by developing your thin mentality. And remember, being a dieter and having a thin mentality are completely different.
And remember these truths:
- Eating when you are hungry is normal and will not make you fat
- Eating when you are not hungry no matter how healthy the food is fattening
- You probably need less food to calm hunger than you think.
- You fear being hungry because dieting made you ignore your hunger.
- When you respect your hunger and non hunger, you normalize your relationship with food
Feeling desperate because you are unhappy with your weight leaves you vulnerable to ridiculous diet plans and silly celebrities who are paid to promote different ways to “get skinny.” Don’t fall for it. Your body doesn’t need a “detox.” Your body needs you to listen to your hunger and non hunger.
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