Too many of us fall into
a food trap in ways that are overly permissive or overly restrictive.
Bottle of wine and four
slices of pizza for dinner on Tuesday followed by a lunch pass and an hour
Treadmill "Punishment" on Wednesday.
Weekends are free for everyone and week of repentance.
Whole February 30 + eat ALL THINGS March.
These approaches are neither sustainable nor particularly enjoyable.
Lasting changes require unwinding
from all or nothing approach to food. Healthy food does not mean that everyone
the food must be “perfect” (which in any case is impossible). It looks a bit more like
80/20. Which the it seems as a simple concept, but it can be difficult to implement
if you have been practicing for some time either “turning on” or “turning off” the diet.
One “slip” means that the whole day is ruined. So you could also finish off
ice cream in the freezer, right?
If it resonates (and you
not alone) try to start thinking about feeding yourself as a good parent
feeds the child.
No drama – or sharp
Good food is skill
can learn (at any age). Required to say goodbye to other people's eating habits
and come up with a set of guidelines that make sense to you. It requires
patience and compassion for yourself. It requires trying different products and purchasing
a taste for foods that may not have been a normal part of your diet in
the past (like vegetables or coffee without caramel syrup and carrot).
It requires slowing down and thoughtfully.
the formation of healthy habits, at the same time gently cracking down on useless ones.
But we live in an instant
world of satisfaction. We want to lose 50 pounds yesterday. So we easily achieved
extreme diet after an extreme diet instead of a slow + steady change in our taste
We become adept on a diet or on a diet. And this is not a recipe for sustainable success.
You can and will change your habits,
your weight and your relationship with food forever if you give it enough
The word health originally meant "whole" or "complete." To be healthy is to be healthy in body and mind. Many of us – whether we are on a diet or not – have a relationship with impaired food. But it is never too late to collect and gather them together.
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