It’s a special day, isn’t it?
A day filled with fear and excitement.
A day filled with eating everything you won’t be able to eat for months – until you’re full you can hardly breathe.
A day promising a new body, a new look, a new life.
A day full of anxiety because of the pain you’ll go through, the temptations you’ll have to resist, the withdrawal symptoms and the endless thoughts about food, food and food.
You know you’ll be miserable – but you’re still determined to do it because on the other side of that diet is heaven, right?
You’ll be THIN. Skinny. BEAUTIFUL.
You’ll finally fall in love.
You’ll get the job you’ve always wanted.
You’ll stop hating yourself so much.
And all you have to do is make it through a few months of misery, hunger, bad moods and boring food.
The thing is that you DON’T.
You don’t have to deny yourself anything to feel beautiful.
You don’t have to stop eating sugar to fall in love.
You don’t have to go on an insane and definitely unsustainable 1200 calorie diet to be successful in your career.
And you do not have to follow someone else’s meal plan in order to stop hating yourself.
In fact, I promise you that you’ll hate yourself more if you continue dieting your life away.
You’ll begin to distrust your body more and more and will lose the balance you are seeking by overriding your body’s natural cues.
Dieting is not the answer.
Dieting is not the cure.
Dieting is never ever the way out.
If you feel like food is controlling your life, if you can’t stand your body, are ashamed of your shape, you’ll have to change from within. You’ll have to learn to LOVE yourself, ACCEPT your body, take CARE of your body and create freedom around food instead of building an even bigger prison around yourself than you’re already living in.
If you feel like going slightly insane, a diet won’t give you your sanity back, it’ll only worsen what you’re already going through.
Stop believing in the healing power of weight loss diets and begin to do what actually WORKS: shifting your perspective and learning to love the skin you’re in.