Studies show that dieting frequently leads to lowered self esteem, and more depression and anxiety. The study I am citing is from the University of New Zealand in the mid 1990s. But honestly, I don’t need a study to tell me that. Do you? I have lived it.
So, if you need more motivation to build your thin mentality, consider that you will very favorably impact your mental health along the way. NO I am not a doctor. But as I say in my book, I am a “noticer.” And too many people go through life not “noticing” things. It is like we have blinders on.
“Notice” that diets leave you depleted, anxious and obsessed with what should be a very normal bodily function: eating.
And, if they worked (kept you thin for life) maybe, and I mean MAYBE?? it would be worth it- But they don’t.
So- commit to your thin mentality. The rewards are so great: freedom from food obsession, higher self esteem- yes really! Lower anxiety, and harmonious weight loss.
I gave an example in the post today to help you think logically about this. Suppose you randomly starved your dog, and then let it binge. Don’t you think he might become a little erratic? Yes! Well, if you wouldn’t do that to your dog- why would you do that to yourself?
Free yourself from dieting to get thin, get peace. Life is so much better without diet anxiety!
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