In the past year I’ve tried a lot of diets 😅
vegan, paleo, iifym, clean eating, vegetarian…
But do you know what I realized
NONE of them did? 🤨
And of course, my way of dealing with that restriction once I was done with that plan was to EAT ALL THE THINGS I “couldn’t have” while I was following it.
Up until last year I would never follow a meal plan that went along with my program because I knew something about myself. I knew if I told myself I “couldn’t have chocolate or cake, or chips” that I would immediately binge on those exact things because I wouldn’t stop thinking about them the moment I said I couldn’t have them. The whole reason behind me dieting started last year because I hated my body. I was working out religiously and wanted to lose weight and see my abs so I thought I should be strict with my food. Well, honestly it worked for a while 🤷♀️ my abs started to pop and I was leaner than I’d been since my 20’s so everything seemed to be worth it.
UNTIL I COULDN’T DO IT ANYMORE.
The past month all of a sudden everything became an issue. I was getting anxiety around food, I was obsessed with everything about my body, I never felt like I was doing enough, and I avoided situations where I wouldn’t be in control of what foods I was eating.
I can remember being 12 and binge eating ice cream in the freezer because I was depressed about my body compared to my naturally thin best friend.
I can remember being 8 and coping with having to stay at home alone a lot by eating 3 gigantic bowls of sugary cereal at a time.
I can remember 2 months ago inhaling half a bag of Trader Joe’s macadamia nuts because I just couldn’t stop.
DIETING DOESN’T FIX THOSE ISSUES.
But you 100% CAN fix them, you just have to find your happy balance. 😌💜 Why? Because when you start realizing what you need to do to stop restricting in the first place 👉🏼 you can heal yourself (the WHOLE PERSON) and not just the food.
So I reflected on the things that helped me take my own wellness back. And researched (AND FOUND) the framework for the ✨FREE 2B NEW MINDSET FOOD HACK✨ Challenge.
The idea is not to do one thing perfectly – like eat the most “clean,” perfect diet – but rather to take care of yourself and looking after your physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual health.
Right this minute you can find the four guiding principles to true food freedom:
a breakthrough approach to weightloss,
a new way to look at food groups,
and start LOSING WEIGHT NOW!
And how to frame what you eat going forward so you never have to follow a diet again!