Have the rules of weight loss got you in a tail spin?
Here’s how to lose weight by breaking ALL the rules...
What rules am I talking about?
Well, it might be a little risqué, but I’m talking about the rules and the chains that we put around ourselves when it comes to what we can and can’t eat.
“This is going to make me skinny; this is going to make me fat! I can eat the lettuce leaves but I can’t eat that chocolate cake.”
What if you really want the chocolate cake? What if you deny yourself the chocolate cake, you force yourselves to eat the lettuce leaves and then three days later you go on an epic chocolate cake binge that lasts for 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 6 months?
When you really want to eat the cake, it’s okay.
I promise you won’t turn into a pumpkin pie at midnight.
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Not only will you see why dieting is such an old school way to lose weight, but you’ll also find out why it’s keeping you overweight (yes, shocking but true)
Diets lead to binges and binges lead to diets.
The more we restrict and deprive ourselves, the more we set ourselves up for a one way ticket to Bingeville. It might seem rather jolly at the time but the after party is such a drag… “I hate myself so much,” “Why did I do that again,” “I can’t believe I did that again.” And then, in a state of white hot panic, we promise ourselves we will “do better tomorrow” when we “start again” (but of course you’ve never uttered those words).
Everybody needs to break the rules sometimes
The more rules and restrictions we place on ourselves the more we think, “I can’t eat this but I can eat that,” the more you are going to continue eating the things that you want to eat but you don’t want to eat. The Snickers bars, the M&M’s, the cheese cake, the chilli fries, the 14 pizzas. We go into a state of panic because we feel that we’ve been without these foods for so long that we deserve to eat A LOT of them.
Bust outta the cage
If you set yourself free all the time then you won’t freak out over every chocolate muffin that crosses your path. When we stop pretending that we’re someone we’re not, the game changes. Give your body the love and the space to enjoy the foods that you enjoy, in the amounts that feel good to you and in your body. Don’t feel that you need to stuff them down when you have them available just because, “If I don’t eat it now I’ll never get it again,” “It’s my one cheat day a week or my free day a week so I need to eat it now, otherwise I’ll never see it again for another whole 7 days!” Break up with those thoughts. They will drown you in cake crumbs every time.
It’s time for you to live a life of freedom and joy; not feeling restricted and deprived and waiting for that next big binge to strike.
So share your comments below!
What’s the number one “dieting rule” you can let go of today AND what kind habit can you replace it with?
Remember, the only person who has the power to change your life is you.
You’ve got what it takes.
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