Why diets don't work...and NEVER will and what DIET actually is (In my perspective)

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

“Diet” literally means: the kinds of foods that a person consumes. Unfortunately, today “diets” have formed their own meaning: a course in which one restricts oneself to lose weight.

And there you have it, the reason WHY “diets” don’t work…because RESTRICTING yourself from eating certain types of foods or from consuming an entire food group is psychologically a mind f*ck.

YEP, how confusing for our bodies AND minds!

You would think by now, that people would see that diets don’t work. In fact, the statistics are STAGGERING…As many as 60% of people who lose weight through dieting gain back MORE weight than they even lost after they stop dieting.

Many people go on a diet, lose the weight and then eventually gain it all back. Diets don't work because they aren’t sustainable or maintainable. I am sure most of us know someone who yo-yo diets, constantly complaining about their weight, talking about foods they “can’t” or “shouldn’t” eat.

How many times have you heard someone say something like this: “I know I really shouldn’t eat that donut but I really want it and I LOVE donuts. Screw it, I am eating the damn donut. I will just start my diet on Monday.”

To all of the people who do this: I am not hating on you. I completely understand because I used to do this all the time, I have been there.

Why is it when someone goes on a diet they end up craving the food they have chosen to completely cut out? Well, because it is actually human nature. When you want something and then it is taken away (in this case think NO sugar or NO carbs) for your primitive instinct to be trigged and become impulsive and rebellious in an effort to protect your well-being. It’s the classic…you want what you can’t have.

When you deny yourself the pleasure of enjoying the foods you love, you are more likely than not, setting yourself up for failure. I won’t get into the restrict-binge cycle in this blog, that is an entire subject of it’s own.

It is so psychologically exhausting to label foods “good” and “bad.” Can’t we just look at food for what it actually is: molecules…energy…substance. After all, that is ALL it is.

It breaks my heart that our culture has turned food into a love/hate relationship for so many people. Why can’t we look at food as a way to create an energetic balance in our lives? Why don’t we look at food as part of the way we come together?

I lived my life for a LONG time consumed with thoughts about food and losing weight. It is totally exhausting. I was mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually drained. I could not give myself to others and serve in the way I wanted to.

Can you imagine all of the things you could achieve if you stopped being obsessed with the number on the scale?

You might just be able to free up your time so you can use your gifts to serve others. You would be more present in the moment.

And what you might find is that slowly over time the result you were desperately seeking comes to fruition. Don’t understand what I mean by this? Stay tuned for my next blog and I’ll explain!

11 views0 comments