If you’re trying to make peace with food, it’s essential to understand that there are no shortcuts, only some self forgiveness and a sprinkle of common sense. Don’t fall for any one-size-fits-all fad diet. The truth is that food doesn’t need to be earned and you don’t need to be punished.
You need to stop thinking that you have to get your work done to reward yourself with a treat or that weekends or holidays are “cheat” days for eating. Eat whenever you want and repair your relationship with food.
When you apply mindful eating, your body will learn when and how much to eat, and you’ll achieve your goals.
One of the main problems of being on a caloric deficit diet is that often when you don’t lose weight you begin to fall into confusion and frustration. In a perfect world it all should work, but that’s why I don’t care to even speak about or mention diets at all. Instead, I go 1 step further and truly try to connect people with food.
Think about it, if we are able to make that critical connection with ourselve we’ll begin to understand our eating habits. And when we understand those, we can actually begin forging that peaceful relationship with food. Makes sense right?
So, skip the diets, skip the punishments, skip the daily calorie counts and other typically useless practices and begin to forge that new relationship with yourself and with what’s on your plate.
Learning how to have an excellent relationship with food is a lifelong commitment. The key is to make changes you can live with for the rest of your life. Avoid the shortcuts and focus only on what actually makes sense.