If you keep falling off the wagon, it’s time for a new wagon.
I’ve heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly, and expecting a different result. And yet, here’s a story I hear almost every day: “Once upon a time, I got on a diet. Then I couldn’t stick to it and cheated. Then I got back on the diet, Then fell off it . . .” Repeat ad naseam.
Here’s a different story that I subscribe to:
If your diet is not working for you, it’s the diet’s fault, not yours.
It really is that simple.
Unfortunately, the diet industry and nutrition “experts” try to sell us on one-size-fits-all diets.
Miraculous solutions that will make you skinny, cure cancer, and save the world. And here’s the kicker: for some people, they DO! However, we’re missing the boat on one huge truth: Every BODY is unique, and has different dietary needs. Moreover, every HUMAN being is a complex mix of experiences, emotions, beliefs, and stressors that powerfully influence food choices, behavior, and metabolism. If you’re not tending to the ‘whole picture’ of who you are and what your body needs, the diet will probably fail. And tragically, you’ll probably blame yourself.
One of my favorite things to tell my clients is, “You’re sick of falling off the wagon? I have good news – We’re going to put you on a wagon you simply cannot fall off of.”
Here’s the ‘wagon’ I encourage my clients to hop on:
- I’m committed to a lifelong experiment of figuring out what works for my body
- My relationship with myself and my body is the most intimate, longest term relationship I will EVER have, so I’m going to nurture it, no matter what. AND I’ll forgive myself when I don’t.
Guess what? This wagon leads to balance in the body. It honors the human experience. From this place, you can explore, learn, be curious, and gain insight about yourself. In this scenario, no ‘magic diet’ is more powerful than YOU, your intuition, your experience.
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