DEAR LIFESTYLISTA – RUINED MY DIET SO I MIGHT AS WELL PIG OUT:
***I fckd my diet n I hate me now. I ate a burger fries Coke n a choc sunday. Wanna pig out so bad now. I’m spiralling down. Gonna be fat anyway. Want another sunday. pls help.***
LADIES – PLEASE GIVE YOUR SUPPORT TO OUR LIFESTYLISTA FRIEND [NAME DELETED]. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? WHAT HELP CAN YOU GIVE FROM YOUR OWN LIFE EXPERIENCE?
Here’s the answer I gave:
Hey [NAME DELETED] girl help is at hand! You have got a case of an everything or nothing way of thinking. So many of us think that unless we eat ‘perfectly’ all the time then we’re bad and that we’ll never succeed and so we might as well give up…
Here’s the helpful part to free you! HEALTHY SKINNY PEOPLE DON’T THINK LIKE THAT! It’s not black or white / saint or sinner for them. Many slim people may eat some ‘play food’ BUT they eat it in moderation.
So it’s not the square or two of chocolate that’ll “ruin your diet”, it’s the idea that if you deviate even a little bit from your ‘perfect eating’ then you might as well eat a mountain of the ‘bad stuff’. It’s like breaking one plate in a set of plates and then because one plate is broken, you break them all!!! Crazy huh? Well we ladies can get cray cray when it comes to weight and eating!
Here’s an exercise for you: the next time you feel that way, like you’ve ‘ruined your diet’. Say to yourself, “Wow, I’ve eaten some ‘play food’ like a skinny person would. And just like a skinny person, I’m going to eat it in moderation. I haven’t ruined a damned thing baby!”
Actively change the way you speak to yourself.
“If I have one bite, I’ll have to eat the whole thing.”
“I am going to have 3 bites of it and I’m going to eat it slowly and mindfully. I’m really going to savor it – looks, taste, smell, texture… wonderful. I’m going to really enjoy it and put the rest away (or throw it in the garbage!).”
Go to http://www.TheLifestylista.com and search for my articles:
— “FEELING STRESSED AND WANT TO OVEREAT???” – there’s a GREAT BREATHING TECHNIQUE here that fights cravings…
— Dieting’s dirty little secret – the scientific truths behind WHY DIETS MAKE YOU FAT!
I am here rooting for you girl! You can so do this.