Ever wonder why you can’t break the diet cycle? Maybe you eat healthy for a couple days or weeks and then fall off? You know you should be eating healthy, but you still go to town on the cookies or binge on fast food.
I Will What I Want
Not true. You can’t force your way into changing behavior and falsely engineer motivation. Willpower isn’t an endless resource-it runs out.
So, stop beating yourself up about dieting. It’s exhausting, isn’t it?! Negative self-talk only perpetuates the cycle of shame and guilt. And, it’s not your fault. We are overloaded with so many fad diets and information on social media. It’s confusing and challenging to break the diet cycle. So much of the diet information is focused mainly on weight loss and quick fixes rather than our health and feeling good (isn’t that what we’re going for?). More importantly, we’re going about it the wrong way. Leading with behavior first will not work.
I’ve flipped the process on “dieting” and have a different approach that is sustainable for the long run. I would love to share it with you and get your input. If you would like to continue the conversation, connect with me here. No gimmicks- just real talk. What are your biggest challenges to adopting a healthy lifestyle? Comment here.
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HI Amy, I totally get the ‘break the cycle’. It is not easy, but really important to notice the cycle. I am not a dieter, but my stress go-to is chocolate. The more the better – which of course is not good, then amped up workouts to counteract it. Here’s what gets me back on track – hard boiled eggs for breakfast – simple, and fast, and high powered protein. Once choice at a time makes a difference. Thanks for the reminder! And… love your site and what your doing – congratulations on your success!
Thank you so much Amy for taking the time to share a comment. Couldn’t agree more about eggs! So good for you. What your trick to get the shell not to stick to the eggs? Can’t seem to find my go-to method LOL.