Ever feel like committing to a diet is like committing to a lifetime of saying no to things you once enjoyed? In essence, that you must "marry" this diet menu, this routine, this plan? Never again, will you indulge in things you loved, like pizza or ice cream, nor should you look at it, lest you lust after it. So "say goodbye" tonight is how you feel before every diet... is this why the night before you start a new diet is like a bachelorette party in the kitchen? And every time you cheat feels like adultery? So SHAME on you?
With this mentality, this ball and chain is... a ball and chain. You know that this marriage will be miserable, just like the last. This diet now creates so much anxiety in you, you divorce immediately. But only to marry again. When it comes to diets, you feel like Henry the 8th with the number of times you've heard "Speak now or forever hold your peace." What marriage are you on now?
This "marriage" mentality, tied in with shame and judgment for your "straying", is why you've never found the freedom you long for with your diet and your weight. So how do you get free? You release yourself of this ball and chain and for the first time, stop "holding" your peace... and finally just give yourself peace! Give yourself the peace you need with your body, yourself, and your diet!
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Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.