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Friday, August 28, 2015


If you have ever been caught up in the world of dieting, then you might have experience with taking someone else's advice over your own body's wisdom. "They" may have told you what to eat, what to avoid, when to eat and how much of it you should have. And, you probably went along with it...for a while, because it was easier than trusting yourself. It was better, for a while, to let someone else drive, because then you wouldn't have to be responsible. 

But, it didn't last forever. It couldn't. Because it wasn't sustainable. It wasn't YOU.

That is because you are a unique individual with your own unique preferences. Did you know that? You have your own internal blueprint telling you what is appropriate for you in taste, timing and quantities. Who could POSSIBLY know you better than you??? Certainly not the diet guru "expert of the week". I have been employed in the fitness industry for several years. I used to put clients on meal plans. And yeah, they did what I said...for a while. But, it got old. And, eventually, they rebelled. Can't say I blame 'em. Had I spent my time and energy empowering them to make the right choices specific to their own body chemistry, things would have turned out differently.

Are you afraid? Are you afraid to let go and trust yourself because you don't think you'll make the "right" choices? Maybe you won' the beginning. Who cares! We all have to start somewhere. Think about the first time you wrote your name. The letters were probably misshapen and sloped "downhill". But, you kept doing it. You kept practicing. Now, you can write your name effortlessly without even thinking much about it.
Learning to trust your hunger, preferences and satiety signals are no different. It's a process, just like learning to walk, writing your name or driving a car. Lots of things can be unlearned, and learned.

Give yourself a chance. You're worth the effort!

1 comment:

  1. What I learned in the world of dieting is that you don't have to be perfect or eat perfect right off the bat. that's a very common mistake. You will make mistake. You will have your 'bad' days. But you should keep improving. Eating well is a habit and habits don't just happen overnight.
    Lesson #2 - learn to accept your self. Good or bad. You are a human and humans make mistakes. It is a part of the journey, not the end of the world.
    Lesson #3 - get the right equipment for your body type. Don't struggle with some old of uncomfortable sneakers. Treat yourself a bit. If you are on the heavy side, get one of these. If you need motivation, get a coach to help you get started.
    Don't give up. You deserve it!