Weight Watchers, Atkins, Cabbage Soup, Jenny Craig, South beach… those are just a few of the gazillion diets I’ve tried over the years. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t dieting or trying to lose weight. And that’s going all the way back to 5th/6th grade!
Abut 3-4 months ago I gave myself permission to stop dieting. It’s one of the best decisions and most freeing decisions I’ve ever made! There’s a whole post behind this but that’s for another day 😉
When I came across 10 Reasons Not To Focus On Weight In The New Year I was like he** yeah, someone else gets it and understands! As I read the post, I was shaking my head yes in agreement and even muttering yes out loud! A few of the 10 reasons really stuck out to me:
- It likely won’t be different this time, and this is not your fault. Diets fail because they do not work sustainably over time.
- Your body is not a problem to be solved. It is your home and regarding it as separate, problematic, or disgusting can result in a type of detachment that interferes with your ability to hear its valuable messages to you.
Let me repeat one thing:
YOUR BODY IS NOT A PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED!
OMG yes! Thank you Hilary & Dana from Be Nourished for saying this. Now, if only others would get behind this and believe it.
So, if dieting/losing weight is on your New Year’s Resolutions list, I encourage you to head on over and read 10 Reasons Not To Focus On Weight In The New Year now.