If there's one wish I have for you this year, it's that you resist the temptation to go on yet another diet that's riddled with blame, shame, and disappointment. My hope for you is that you choose something sustainable, fulfilling, and joyful instead. And yes, that something does exist.
This isn't an article to bash every diet out there. This is an invitation to stop forcing and pushing yourself to be or look different because, let's get serious, dieting sucks. Diets lit-er-al-ly suck the life out of you.
The underlying message that we get from diets is our own not-enoughness. Many diets claim to "make you healthy" but actually ingrain a fear of being fat or that the body you already have isn't good enough. It's about how losing weight is going to make everything better and you'll be happier and healthier and live happily ever after with a six-pack. It's shaming, it's damaging, and it's bullsh*t.
The reality is that you don't have to change a thing about yourself to be what you want to be.
Diets are unrealistic. You have to "give up" foods you like and battle against "willpower" or assumed lack thereof, and then you blame yourself (not the diet!) when you "give in."
Diets hook you with the quick fix, but there's nothing about you that needs to be fixed because you, my dear, are not broken.
Now I know there are diets out there that have good intentions or claim they're not a diet but a lifestyle. I encourage you to challenge this statement. Of course, if you've found a way of eating that works for you, power on, sister! But I would venture to say that this isn't the majority of the people who struggle with weight.
Many people out there are confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated with their weight, dieting, and their unhealthy relationship with food and their body.
After hundreds of hours of research to understand at a soul level what works when it comes to sustainable weight loss, health, and happiness, it turns out it's much simpler than you might think.