It’s right around the corner…
That time of year that people let loose and eat anything and everything they can get their hands on.
It’s a “free for all”; where people feel free to let go, and let the rich foods in.
Then the New Years resolutions kick in… And the regrets.
“Why did I go so overboard?” ‘”Why did I do it YET AGAIN?” It’s time to start the weight loss process again. “Sigh”.
And it happens because people have a habit of depriving themselves the rest of the year, telling themselves: “I’m trying to be good”.
And then the deprivation backfires, and they end up binge-eating: EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Like the saying goes: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”.
I learned this in my own life, and by studying mind-body wellness (I wrote an award-winning book on why diets don’t work), and finally by selling my own handcrafted chocolates.
Yep, I heard people tell me they couldn’t have chocolate because they were on a “Die-It”, I’d see the fear in their eyes as they looked at the chocolate like it was poison, and then I’d see them come back at the holidays to buy multiple boxes.
I always knew they’d be back; it was just a matter of time. 😉
So how do we stop the insanity?
- We stop using deprivation as a way to lose weight, because the pendulum always swings the other way and we end up binge-eating anyway.
- Not eating isn’t a great strategy because it slows down the metabolism, so we should spread our food out.
- We need to get our life into balance by managing our stress and healing our emotions, otherwise we eat for the wrong reasons.
- Getting into a group program with support and tools that help us on ALL levels: Mind, Body and Soul, which covers all of the bases to getting our eating and our life into balance.
There’s no shame in getting help. After all, we can’t read the label when we’re inside the bottle.
And when we get results, we become free of the yo-yo diets and the mental, emotional and physical stress of bouncing between not eating enough and eating too much.
And ultimately, we get to savor our food AND our life.