Do you feel like you're on a constant rollercoaster of weight loss and gain? Well, you're not alone! And I'm here to tell you why diets don't work in a playful and lighthearted way.
First of all, let's talk about the word "diet". It's restrictive and boring, like a punishment for enjoying life's pleasures. Who wants to be on a "diet" when you can really have it all! At Forward Wellness, my goal is to help you balance happiness and healthy. Most of us will go on vacation, take a road trip, or experience a stressful week that throws a diet out the window which only leads to yo-yo dieting and the worsening of metabolic and insulin resistance. Let's rebrand this whole thing, shall we?
Now, let's get into the nitty-gritty of why diets don't work. For starters, they're usually too extreme and unsustainable. Sure, you might be able to stick to a strict meal plan for a few days or even weeks, but eventually, you're going to crack and binge on all the foods you've been depriving yourself of. And then you'll feel guilty and ashamed, which leads to even more bingeing. It's a vicious cycle, my friends and I have been there!
Plus, diets often cut out entire food groups or macronutrients, like carbs or fat. But here's the thing: your body needs those things to function properly! Cutting them out completely can mess with your metabolism and hormones, leading to weight gain instead of loss.
And let's not forget about the mental toll that diets can take. Constantly obsessing over what you're eating, counting calories, and weighing yourself can lead to a very unhealthy relationship with food and your body. It's much better to focus on nourishing your body with whole, nutritious foods and enjoying the occasional treat without guilt.
So, what's the solution? Instead of jumping on the latest fad diet, focus on making sustainable lifestyle changes. Eat a variety of foods in moderation, move your body in ways that you enjoy, and practice self-care and self-love. Remember, your worth is not determined by the number on the scale or the size of your pants!
If you feel stuck, we can help reset your mind and body through our weight loss program and give you the jump start you need! So, let's ditch the diets and embrace a more playful and enjoyable approach to health and wellness!