Here we are in the run up to Christmas and nearly everyone is trying to sell you something. When it comes to the Health and Fitness industry, most trainers and companies are trying to sell weight loss, promises of the “perfect” body and the new You for the new year.
Well first of all, the current you is pretty damn good already.
Secondly, if you want to lose weight and decide to start yet another diet before Christmas or in the new year, let me tell you that you will end up a few pounds heavier than you are now come mid-2022. The reason being, DIETS DON’T WORK. If they did then you would only need to do one in your lifetime.
Going on the cycle of dieting, losing weight, stopping the diet, putting the weight back on (with interest), dieting again and so on and so forth make me think of what Albert Einstein once said: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
My point is that fad diets (Juice Plus, 1 2 3 plan, Weight Watchers, Noom, Cabbage Soup Diet, Special K Diet, Slim Fast, the 5:2 Fast Diet, intermittent fasting, Keto, to only name a few…) in the long run, will only make you fatter.
Until you accept that your weight does not define you or your self-worth then you will struggle to stop going on those fad diets and therefore you will not be able to attain a healthy relationship with food and free yourself from the diet culture.
THE DIET CULTURE:
Focusing on a number on the scales
Focusing on sustainable behaviours
Obsessing over food
Moving your body because it feels good
Wanting to see results quickly
Protecting your mental health
Eliminating food groups
Having a balanced lifestyle
Thinking about short-term goals
Thinking about your long-term health
Unlike fad diets and the diet culture, where the focus is to make you spend money by making you think that this will be your last diet; I want to help you find what works for YOU and YOU only. I want to teach you why it is important to exercise. I want to support you while you learn to feel amazing in your body.
It is a journey, not a fast-track delivery system, to re-educate your relationship with food, learn to exercise for your health and to change your lifestyle for good.