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It’s human nature to want what we can’t have.
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Post by 👉 @hooper.fit -
As soon as someone tells us we can’t have something (even if it’s ourselves), it tends to breed obsessive thoughts and behaviors in us. You may have never wanted that slice of 🍕 but as soon as your diet tells you you can’t have it...it’s all you can think about.
So what can you do to overcome come this issue?
Well, it starts with abandoning food rules altogether. You stop labeling foods “good” and “bad” and neutralize them. When you attach moral judgment to carbs and sugar, you put them on a pedestal, we deem them special. And now they have power of us.
BUT, when you remove these labels and operate from a place of abundance, you no longer feel deprived. No single food consumes your thoughts because you can have it whenever you want. It’s no longer special. It’s lost it’s novelty.
When you give yourself permission to eat ALL the foods you want, they become just like every other food you never think about.
Think about it. Dieting keeps you struggling. Food rules are a self-imposed mental prison that keep you stuck in a cycle of restriction, deprivation, eventually “cheating,” and then the guilt sets in before starting the diet merry-go-round all over again.
Trying to eat “perfectly” is a case of mission impossible, so of course you’re going to feel defeated when chasing an unattainable goal. Humans aren’t perfect. And there’s no such thing as a perfect eating. When there are no rules to be broken, there is no guilt to be had.
The all-or-nothing, extremist mentality will always lead you down a path of hopelessness and frustration. Lose the restrictive food rules and turn your focus inward by learning how to create the sustainable eating habits of someone at your ideal weight.
There’s nothing ANY cookie cutter diet found on Instagram can tell you about your body better than your own body can. Listen to its cues. Everything you need to know (when to eat and how much) is being communicated to you by your body if you can silence all of the dieting rhetoric long enough to listen.