For many years, I waged a war with my tired and heavy body. I was 60 pounds overweight and convinced that life would be much better if my thighs were smaller, waist was skinnier, or if I hadn't been born big-boned.
I used to force myself to go on restrictive diets and endure uncomfortable exercise regimes in the hope that somehow my dream body would manifest. With each failed diet, my desire to soothe my pain with comfort foods increased, while my self-confidence decreased.
I was stuck in a vicious cycle of self abuse and after many years of suffering through this I just knew that there had to be another way. After my body completely broke down, I made the decision to stop dieting and start healing my body naturally instead. Here are my 4 tried-and-tested "food rules" to help you break the dieting cycle, feel great, and lose weight for good.
1. Eat consciously.
When I was overweight, I realized that I ate most of my meals on the run feeling, either distracted or stressed (if I remembered to eat at all). To heal my body, I intuitively felt the need to eat more consciously by slowing down and paying attention to what I was eating.
Ways that you can start to eat more consciously include: