Ok, I know that I am always asserting how diets don’t work and I stand by that 100%. With that said, we all must acknowledge that there are times where it is in the person’s best interest to lose weight for their health. I get this question a lot through online forums, so I’m going to address it here;
What is the best psychological way to lose weight?
If you’re asking this question, you may be at the point of acknowledging and accepting that diets do not work. They are ineffective 95% of the time as statistics show. If diets don’t work, then how does one actually go about losing weight?
Dieting seems to be the immediate answer and the only solution people have to lose weight. However, dieting is not an answer, nor a solution, it is part of the problem. Not only do 95% of dieters regain their lost weight within 1-5 years, people who diet are likely to struggle more with weight over the course of their lives.
Let’s be real about what diets are, they’re ways to restrict your food intake that may result in some short-term weight changes. However, if you are dieting, remember it is not sustainable. Most people, if not all, regain their lost weight and many will gain more because of all the chaos your body has gone through during the diet. It throws off your body’s natural rhythm and metabolism.
Dieting is usually what people turn to to fix what has resulted through an unhealthy relationship with food (weight gain). However, dieting just perpetuates this unhealthy relationship with food instead of actually fixing the problem; your unhealthy relationship with food. Here’s the solution to dieting that actually works!
Restricting yourself never works. Does it feel good when you constantly say no to yourself? Deprivation feels awful and it makes you grouchy and irritable, all for a 95% chance of it being ineffective. This is why diet mentality doesn’t work!
Want to know about how to fix your relationship with food, here are some tips;
I wish you wellness and understanding on your journey to finding your State of Balance!
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