Let’s continue with our “Why diets don’t work” topic. If you didn’t read the first part, I invite you to click on the blog and discover the reasons it is time to say “Adios diets”.
No need to repeat that they are far too restrictive and unsustainable but they simply take away the joy of eating.
Diets don’t work, they take away all the pleasure.
Did you know that pleasure while eating is a digestive metabolizer? If eating is a constant battle and food is the enemy, it is about time to bring back pleasure to the table. A lack of it creates a stress response. I know, I am always coming back with the flight or fight mode but it is a real thing!
Food is my enemy = no pleasure = more cortisol and insulin = more cravings + body stores fat
Not cool, right. Think about this next time you eat, pleasure is a super powerful digestive metabolizer and I invite you to read my blog “PSYCHOLOGY OF EATING SECRETS: STRESS UNCOVERED” to read more about the impact of stress on metabolism and the importance of adding the vitamin P for Pleasure to all our meals!
It might be easier said than done if you have been dieting and considering food as the enemy for years. Check how the HAPPY SPOON 30-DAY PROGRAM could help you start fresh and rebuild a healthy and happy relationship to food.
Diets don’t work, they take away the trust.
I once said this in my instastory and wow, all the feedbacks I got… Diets ask you to trust their magical products and programs 100% in exchange of wonderful results. Your role is to trust. By doing so, you are giving full power to the person who created that diet, it almost feels like a supreme order that you will follow closely. Stunning to be told how much to eat, when to eat, how much exercise you need and how much weight you will lose, right? What a great promise but guess what? People hate rules when it comes to eating, that is why they drop out after a while.
How can we be in touch with our inner cues if we fully trust a one-size-fits-all cookie cutter approach diet? Seriously! Following all the strict rules leaves no room for figuring out what works best for you.
Diets don’t work, but this does.
If you really need to lose weight, the first steps are:
- To figure out why you gained weight in the first place.
Did you gain weight because you don’t have a proper diet or did you gain weight for another reason?
If so, what happened, did you overeat to numb feelings, to cope with a stressful situation, to compensate for some deep needs, …?
- To start listening to what your body needs, and I am not only talking about food here, I am taking about the deeper needs.
- To rebuild a healthy relationship with food by learning to trust yourself again.
Where do I start?
This is where I was before healing from my eating disorder. Where do I start? I never listened to my body, I have been neglecting it for so many years, shutting down all its screaming messages. I started small, I started by listening and the rest happened so naturally just like a snowball effect. My story lead me to become a Holistic Nutrition and Eating Psychology Coach to help as many people as I can to heal from a complicated relationship with food.
I gathered all these experiences and learnings as well as feedbacks of hundreds of patients to create the HAPPY SPOON 30-DAY PROGRAM to help you:
- Understand why diets don’t work
- Reconnect with yourself
- Practice mindful eating
- Understand your emotional triggers that make you eat
- Overcome your eating challenges, should it be overeating, binge eating, emotional eating, yo-yo dieting, obsessing about food
- Honor your feelings without using food
- Learn to love your body
- Gain back your power over food and your life
I hope you enjoyed my “Why diets don’t work” series and can now be convinced it is time to try a new approach.
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