Have you been trying to lose weight through constant crash diets, only to find each fad diet results in short-term gain, before the excess weight returns? And what about those accompanying feelings of failure and guilt?
If you answered yes to the above question, you are among the 95% of dieters who are caught up in the endless cycle of yoyo dieting.
Health experts warn that restrictive diets can actually do more harm than good, and even cause people to end up heavier than when they started.
What is needed is a much more sustainable approach to weight loss.
It is about creating a lifestyle where you are eating nutritious food that you love, and doing physical activity that brings you enjoyment.
It is also about ensuring that other aspects of your life such as work and career, and personal and relationships, are satisfying so there is not the temptation to fill any voids with an overconsumption of food.
So if you are currently overweight, the question becomes are you willing to bring awareness to your whole life situation and then set the intention to take appropriate action.
This thinking immediately takes “overweight” from being a problem to an opportunity and allows you to make those first steps to feeling better about your self and your life, in a caring and compassionate way.
Self-compassion and mindfulness will go a long way to helping you get towards your healthy weight. In the process, you can ditch the fad diet!