Happy 2017! I want you to have a very Happy New Year and if you’re thinking it’s “diet” time, then I beg you to forget about another diet and let me help you get where you want to go in a way that works….
I don’t need to tell most of you this: Diets aren’t the answer. Oh, some of you insist that they work– yet there you are, unhappy because you regained the weight plus some. I don’t consider a diet plan a success if you temporarily lost weight on it but you couldn’t sustain it. If a diet truly worked, you wouldn’t be back into your old eating habits. A healthy relationship with food and eating isn’t going to be achieved through a diet– it’s going to be reached through you living your life doing the things that make you feel good enough to do them regularly.
Why diets don’t work: A diet plan is an external set of food and eating rules. If a diet feels like something you have to follow (which it does)– it’s guaranteed to not work for long. We’re not designed to do well when we ignore our internal cues and wisdom to guide us in determining what to eat and when to eat. And we definitely don’t thrive when we’re feeling hungry and deprived.
What if you could switch your strategy from dieting (external, rigid eating regulations) to self-trust and mindfulness (internal, natural signals)? The idea is to make healthful changes that actually resonate with you and excite you rather than follow a diet invented by a guru who knows zero information about you. When you make changes that make sense to you and when you understand how they are benefiting you, these changes are going to turn into life-long habits. These habits will eventually become who you are. Diets don’t come close to doing this.
Twenty years ago I was stuck in the diet mentality without a clue as to all the things I was doing wrong that were keeping me trapped in my personal hell. At the time I had no idea that the foods I was eating, the foods I was not eating and the warped messages I was telling myself about food and my body were making me miserable and throwing my appetite and mood completely out of whack. Hindsight being 20/20, I can see clearly now all the places I was going wrong then. I remember feeling so alone and helpless with my struggles. Because of where I was compared to the peace I know now with food, I want to help free my clients from that trap. I can help guide you into learning how to eat in a way that makes you feel good about food and your body again. Trust me, with some patience and perseverance, it CAN be done! ♥
Do you need help figuring out your new habit changes for the New Year and the new YOU? That’s what I’m here for at Be the Change Nutrition.
It can be really hard to know what you need to change, where exactly in your day of eating you’re going off-track and what you can do to get things back in balance. Everyone is unique and specific dietary tweaks are customized to each person.
At Be the Change Nutrition I work with you to uncover what personal habits you have that aren’t serving you. We delve into WHY you do what you are doing and HOW to change that. This way you create positive, new habits that fit into your life and help you to be your best self. Once you better understand what’s causing your unwanted eating issues, it’s much easier to start making lasting changes.
Happy 2017: NO DIETS PLEASE!