I know, you're probably thinking you have to starve to lose weight. But nothing could be more false. For the majority of us, we were born with a healthy weight. But as we grew older we developed bad eating habits, and then learned to diet.
Fad dieting has caused a lot of our bodies to go into survival mode. Starvation diets can cause an intense urge to consume large quantities of high calorie foods afterwards or if we fail.
These diets have set us up to fail by causing our bodies to fight against our natural survival mode.
After starving oneself on one of these fad diets, you may end up with the tendency to overeat once you stop.........however this does not mean you're a failure.
You're human...and quitting, or not being able to finish this type of fad diet DOES NOT....
*It doesn't make you A FAILURE.
*It doesn't mean you can't START OVER with something more realistic, safe, and healthier.
*It doesn't doom you to being OVERWEIGHT FOREVER.
*It means you did the best you could at the time.
Eating food is one of the most natural thing we as humans do so listen to your body the next time you're eating, because it knows what it needs for you to live and be your best.
You just need to listen when it tells you enough is enough. Just as your body knows how to breathe, reproduce, and heal....it knows when you need fuel, as well as when enough is enough.
Think of a newborn or toddler.
*They sleep when tired.
*They run, jump, and play while creating havoc until they can't anymore.
*They eat, and drink when hungry or thirsty.
*Once they feel full, they stop, no matter the bribe.
All of these natural instincts above live in each of us as well.
We have the born ability to take care of ourselves. We just need to listen to our bodies just as we did as little ones.
So stop thinking of yourself as destined to be overweight forever. You are not doomed to either being overweight or to being on a fad diet. Let overeating and fad starvation diets be a thing of the past.
Not everyone is going to be super-skinny. The everyday pressure to be super thin is a huge part of the weight problem in todays society. Some of us are destined to be soft and curvy, while others are muscular, or even stocky. There is beauty in our differences.
Embracing and loving the individuals beauty will help you to love and work with what you have been blessed with.
Realize and understand that you can live and learn to love your ideal weight. Eating normal while listening just as you did when young, will help you to be a finisher...You got this!!
This article is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It is not to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or a nutritionistís recommendation. Prior to beginning any dietary program, including a low carb diet, individuals should consult a physician for proper diagnosis and/or an appropriate path toward weight loss.