I’m going to give it to you straight…
The biggest lie the diet industry (and we) tell ourselves about our diet is, “if we don’t get it PERFECT”, we’ve failed!”
I mean, you have to get it PERFECT, right?
If you eat one chip, you’ve failed. So you might as well eat the whole bag…. AND dip them in French Onion Dip while you’re at it!
If you take one teeeeny little bite of ice cream, that’s it! It’s over. The Voice in your head will remind you with a little trip down memory lane of aaaaaall the times you’ve “failed” before and how you’ll surely “fail” again so why even try. Just eat the whole darn tub and be done with it.
When it comes to beating the binge, perfectionism is your numero uno enemy. Thinking that your eating is “good” or “bad” is just a special kind of crazy that the diet industry wants you to believe. Why? So you’ll keep running back to them of course!
But you don’t need them.
You never did.
So this week I’m sharing my 3 hottest tips to ditch the perfectionism so you can kiss and make up with the woman you see in the mirror 😉
So often we undermine our own progress because we think if our food selection is not perfect, then we should consume all the food in isle three and start again tomorrow. The only (substantial) problem with this is that the double caramel latte or the extra cookie really doesn’t make a difference in the overall scheme of things, but those junk food benders you continuously sign up for? Yup, that’s a different story. Eating until you feel ill just because you ate one extra cookie was never your brightest idea. It’s time for a different approach. Rather than thinking this whole eating gig has to be perfect in order for it to work, just ask yourself one simple question… “what small decision can I make TODAY, that will move me closer to where I want to be TOMORROW”. Small steps add up to big changes. If you take care of the small steps, the big leaps will take care of themselves.
Make a plan, then break it
I am a big fan of the plan, but when it all falls apart (which let’s face it, is often), we tend to dive face first into the nearest chocolate cake in search of solace. Why not cut yourself off at the pass by switching up your plans on purpose. Yup. Make a plan, then break it. You don’t need to have your eating life so perfectly mapped out that you could pass for a robot from The Jetsons. This is real life and we need to be able to go with the flow. Spend an afternoon in the garden instead of cleaning the house. Ditch the regular cardio workout for some yoga or chi gong. Just do something to shake yourself out of your regular routine and come to terms with adapting to new situations.
Say goodbye to Satan (ooops! I meant to say sugar!)
Sometimes I think sugar was invented by the devil himself. I mean, I can resist just about anything, but the second you waft a sweet cinnamon bun under my nose, you’ve better move it move lose it, sister because I WILL be eating it. It took my many years (and about 20 kilos) before I discovered that sugar was not my friend BUT before you run screaming for the closest Hershey’s bar, I have some super exciting news! Detoxing from nasty refined sugar was, is and will always be the key to beating the binge and creating a relationship with food that doesn’t send you into a tail spin at the mere thought of a chocolate éclair.
I’m still shouting about The Big Sugar Detox because I know what it did for me and I want to be able to offer the same opportunity to you so, while The Big Sugar Detox prepares for a new debut in early 2016, you can still grab your slice of the sugar free pie!
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If you want to get in on the exact program I used to help me ditch the outta control sugar cravings and create a new, relaxing and totally not pornographic relationship with chocolate, this is your chance.
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Now I’d loooove to hear from you! Are you a sugar addict? Perfectionist? A Sugar-ectionist?
Throw your biggest challenges at me in the comments below and let’s chat!
Here’s to Ditching the Diet!
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