The Shocking Truth about Dieting

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You are about to uncover the shocking truth behind diets.

I did a presentation about this exact topic for a class last semester but the video wasn’t very good so I wasn’t gonna share that with you. However, the other day Lindsay posted some wonderful links to bloggers who inspired me to write about this after all.

The SHOCKING Truth about Dieting!

There are two amazing posts I read about similar issues, namely Running with Spoons and Live, Love & Run. Both of these ladies have their heads on straight and they definitely do have their thinking in line with mine. We are all sick and tired of the crap media is feeding us about diets. It’s all lies and it’s all pointless, wasted time that could be spent differently.

But I won’t reveal the big truths, watch the video to find out for yourself.

This is a topic I am passionate about. I have been a victim to the chronic dieting and it wasn’t until I gave up and picked up Intuitive Eating that I began to really realize the garbage I’ve believed. It’s easy to think we will be able to go for the quick fix. The thing is, we ALL think we will not be in the 95% I mentioned in the video. We ALL believe this when we start out. The motivation is running high. But the numbers don’t lie, experiences don’t lie – and we all end up in the same place where we started, IF we’re lucky. If we are’t, we might end up even heavier than we were when we started. Except this time, weight isn’t the only thing on our mind – we also have the nagging thoughts of disappointment, resentment, and failure. It’s a cycle that I am all too familiar with.

I mentioned the IE principle of Rejecting the Dieting Mentality. It is not an easy one to accomplish but I do believe it is SO important. I do slip up here and there. It’s easy to fall back into old habits of thinking life would be just so much easier when we do go ahead and go on that one LAST diet. That mentality will not get you very far. Trust me.

I threw away the scale before I moved out of my old apartment. I love knowing that it no longer holds the power over me and my emotions.

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Stay healthy and happy! xo

Now, I don’t want to stop talking about this – so tell me:

  • Do you struggle with having a diet mentality?
  • Have you given up on dieting?
  • What are some challenges you have faced in regards to healthy living without dieting?

Let me know in the comments below! Let’s discuss!

7 Comments

  1. Healthy living w/o dieting is definitely the way to go! (I’m not ready to give up my scale though. haha)

  2. Elin Torregrossa

    I’m pretty tired of these diets, but I guess there is nothing more I can do that diet and exercises so I gotta stand still 🙂

  3. I see that we share similar views about Dieting and scales. As a dietitian, it’s rare:
    http://www.thevalentinerd.com/does-a-number-on-a-scale-define-you/

  4. Ugh I need to give up the scale!! It is so crazy the power it holds!! One number can make me have an awful day. A different number and i am happy?!? So ridiculous! I know it belongs in the trash…

    • YES! Throw it out! I threw out my very expensive scale and I am very glad I did. It was not easy. But I no longer feel haunted. I actually weighed myself today when I was at my parents’ house and it was CRAZY how quickly the negative thoughts came rushing in. But thankfully, I am much more aware and conscious of these thoughts now and I knew to push them away. It’s a step-by-step process, can’t do it all at once but I do think you should get rid of it and you will feel SO much more liberated. Your body is there to HEAL you and serve you, you just have to embrace it and let it guide you.

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