Every day they lie to us.
Big lies. Little lies.
“Lose 10kg in 10 weeks!”
The promise. With a beautiful before and after photo.
But where is the AFTER-after photo?
You know, the one of the woman after she regains the 10kg plus 2kg more.
Where is that photo?
What about the pain of contemplating ANOTHER diet after that?
Or having your days ruled by a diet?
What about that? (Sorry Pink, for stealing your song lyrics).
What about the shame of feeling like a failure after another failed diet?
What about the guilt each time you eat “outside your plan”?
What about clinging by your fingernails to that weight loss…
Until finally you can’t hold on any longer.
What about that?
Where are those photos?
95% of diets fail.
When diets lie, they speak their native tongue, for they are liars and the father of all lies.
What better way to rob you of your life, of your God-given gifts, than to entrap you in a diet-lie for your entire life.
How many days and nights have you wasted worrying about a diet?
It doesn’t have to be that way.
There is an alternative
The alternative is intuitive eating:
- Reconnecting to your body and your body’s quiet calls for nourishment.
- Honouring your true desires instead of fighting them.
- Loving your self instead of hating your body.
- Being compassionate to yourself instead of harshly judging yourself.
- Empowering yourself instead of handing your power to a dietb
The best thing you can do right now is GET ANGRY AT THE LIES.
Get angry at the lies that said you had to “eat clean” or only eat “good foods”.
Get mad at the diet industry’s lies.
That, my friend, is the first step in saving yourself – “reject the diet mentality”
Reject the idea that the next diet will work. Or the next one.
Reject it. Get angry. Move on.
You’ve got a life to live. Stop wasting it on diets.
P.S. Please don’t judge yourself harshly for dieting – have compassion for yourself instead. And direct your anger at the source of the lie.