The New Year is approaching and you’re probably looking into which new diet you’re going to start in 2019. Every New Year starts the same, a resolution to pick a diet and stick to it, in the hopes that you will finally shed those pounds. However, every year also ends the same, with feelings of guilt that you didn’t follow through with that diet.
Start fresh next year by ditching the diet mentality. When you move away from the traditional dieting mindset and start your intuitive eating journey, you learn how to have a peaceful relationship with food, thus restoring Wholebody Trust™.
Here are 4 reasons why you should NOT DIET in 2019:
1. Diets Don’t Work
Repeated dieting impedes you from reaching your long-term goals and staying healthy. Setting restrictive “rules” are not long-lasting; you follow them for a short time and then you deprive yourself, get cravings, overeat and repeat the cycle. When you set these restrictions, you actually tend to eat more than if you give yourself full permission to eat what you love.
2. Diets Put False Labels on Food
When you are dieting, you label certain foods as “good” and “bad” which leads you to believe that YOU are “good” or “bad” for eating these foods. A negative perception of food lessens your enjoyment of eating. Eating should not feel like a punishment, you should enjoy your food and the eating experience. Categorizing food will ultimately lead you to feeling dissatisfied with your eating, disappointed in yourself, and may lead to binge eating when you finally do give into your cravings.
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3. Dieting Leads to More Stress
It’s difficult to be happy when you deprive yourself. Food deprivation is linked to a fear of food, feelings of guilt when eating, irritability and fatigue. This puts even more pressure on your psychological health. Most diets tell you that certain foods are off-limits, foods that you used to enjoy eating. Studies have even shown that counting calories increases psychological stress and restricting calories increases the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Depriving yourself of these foods that used to make you happy will not end well, giving you another reason to ditch the diet.
4. You Will Finally Be in Charge of Your Food Decisions
By giving up diets, YOU are in the driver’s seat and YOU choose what you want to eat and when you will eat. Each time you make a food decision, you regain more and more trust in yourself and your ability to truly be intuitive with food. Overtime, you will learn what foods make your body feel good, and you’ll have greater enjoyment in eating.
Being at peace with food and your body ultimately leads you to living the life you’re meant to live.
Leave your frustration and guilt in 2018, and start 2019 on the right foot. Ditch the diet and embrace intuitive eating for a Happy New Year!
To get started on your journey, Join the Break the Spell of Diets in 3 Days Experience here.