Everything changed when I stopped “trying to be good at dieting”, and started trying to be a healthy human.
For years, I thought the reason I couldn’t control my weight was because I was unmotivated, lazy, bad at dieting, not disciplined enough, etc.
Right? That would explain why I was always falling off track from my diet, over-eating, and binging… right?
But then I realized what actually was happening…
𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮 𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯.
There’s a difference.
𝐀 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐚 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧 - you’ve got a lot of ground to cover, a far way to go, but you’re INSISTING on traveling at top speeds, the whole time, or else you feel like you’re not doing well. And the moment you slow down from that sprint, you fall off.
Your focus is just on the finish line, and getting there as fast as possible. But for anyone who has ever run, you know: you can’t sprint a marathon. It’s not possible. You’ll get worn out, you’ll wear down your body, and you just won’t ever reach the finish line because 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬.
But when I gave up trying to be a “good dieter” and 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘵… 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘥.
I was no longer trying to sprint to the finish line at all costs… I was trying to be the type of person who enjoys the race.
I am not a dieter. Dieters eat healthy and exercise for the short term gain of weight loss, but as soon as they’re not focused on weight loss, they drop their healthy habits.
They also will find themselves forever in a cycle of “on track”/“off track” because of this.
Stop trying to diet. Start aiming to BECOME the kind of person who has the health & body you’ve always wanted.
Because when you focus on that, the journey gets easier, and your progress actually sticks around.
Which one are you?
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