Firstly: No judgement. Most of us have been there (or are there half of the time!) We’re not here to point fingers or shame you for any failed attempts at dieting or extreme measures to achieve your goals. We are here to let you know that you don’t need to worry about that stuff anymore, however. There’s an easier way… and it doesn’t involve pain and suffering!
We reckon we’d be hard-pressed to find a female in the western world who hasn’t tried dieting at least once in their life. I mean, we grew up being told that dieting (aka depriving yourself) was the way to lose weight, and watched women all around us suffering to fit into their skinny jeans or pre-baby clothes. But here’s the thing with diets. The whole point of them is that they’re temporary. We completely change our eating habits for days, weeks or maybe even months, then once we’ve reached that goal or attended that event, we go back to normal. (Well, that or we head straight to the supermarket to stock up on the chips, chocolate and ice cream we’d missed so badly.) And what happens when we do? We pile the weight straight back on. And thus begins the vicious cycle.
It’s actually a bit worse than you think (…sorry!) since what often happens during a diet is we lose muscle mass as well as fat, which slows down our metabolism in the long run making it harder to lose weight next time. So we're basically destroying our body’s natural weight-maintainer. Ouch! Oh, and what do you think happens to us mentally and emotionally when we label certain foods as “evil” or “naughty”? We want them even more! Are you getting the idea that dieting might not be the answer?
What we tend to forget is that progress is progress, no matter how slow. And doing one positive thing for yourself every day is SO much more effective than occasionally starving yourself or over-training. Small things = big results as long as they’re consistent. So stop worrying so much about calorie counting and daily weigh-ins and instead start looking after yourself and appreciating how lucky you are to have a body that moves and breathes!
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