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WHY Intuitive Eating: Reason 3

The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.

Are you stuck in dieting? What does dieting make you feel like? Let me take a guess (in chronological order, since I’ve totally been there):

  • not good enough
  • desire to be thin
  • start diet
  • hopeful
  • proud
  • restricted
  • too hard
  • tired
  • hungry
  • frustrated
  • unfocused
  • overeating – relaxed – relieved (all at the same time)
  • stuffed
  • uncomfortable
  • upset
  • guilty
  • confused
  • failure
  • do better tomorrow
  • hopeful
  • committed
  • feeling better
  • proud
  • restricted
  • too hard
  • tired
  • hungry
  • frustrated
  • unfocused
  • overeating – relaxed – relieved (all at the same time)
  • stuffed
  • uncomfortable
  • upset
  • guilty
  • confused
  • failure
  • do better tomorrow

Did you notice the only time we feel good here is when we’re dieting? Oh, good. So, we should always diet. WRONG.

Dieting feels the BEST before your diet has started. Why? Because we BELIEVE that we’re finally on our way to feeling good. We’re finally going to get it right. We’re feeling good, like we’re taking charge and are doing something right.

That’s why it’s so EASY to say “I’ll start tomorrow” or “I’ll start Monday.” It feels good to say that. But what happens when we start the diet? We feel limited. Restricted. Upset. We want to rebel. We’re angry, frustrated, and end up feeling like a failure.

The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.

Intuitive eating allows you to change one thing that will impact every other area of your life. Intuitive Eating/living means being mindful, loving, kind, understanding, full of grace and open to whatever life brings. The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.

Hey, there’s that quote again. Why am I repeating this? Do you have any idea? Well, if this quote is true… what happens when you’re dieting and feeling all of those negative feelings? How do you treat others? How satisfied are you with life? Your body? Yourself? Your friends, significant other, kids, parents? Are you also irritated and upset with everyone else?

Chances are… you’re feeling similar in other areas of your life as well.

Intuitive eating allows you to change one thing that will impact every other area of your life. Intuitive Eating/living means being mindful, loving, kind, understanding, full of grace and open to whatever life brings.

Need I say ANY more?

If the way you’ve always dieted has led you toward always feeling excited and then disappointed, shouldn’t that be enough to teach you do do something different?

Listen, I’ve lived through dieting and I’ve lived through learning to eat intuitively. When I found intuitive eating, I was excited. Yes, but I was willing to start NOW. Not Monday. And almost 9 years later? I’m still eating intuitively and the longer I do, the easier and better it gets. With dieting, it’s exactly the opposite.

The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.

Again, if this quote is true… what happens when you’re eating intuitively and feeling all of these positive/mindful feelings? How do you treat others? How satisfied are you with life? Your body? Yourself? Your friends, significant other, kids, parents? Are you becoming more mindful with the rest of your life? Something to think about, isn’t it?

Are you ready to stop dieting? Schedule a call here to find out what life without dieting can look like for you. Let’s discover what else is possible for you!

Post #4 (the final one!) coming Thursday. 

Love, Paige
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