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Why You Can’t Stick To A Diet | Stop Sugar Cravings
Ok, let’s talk about this. Do you ever curse yourself as a failure that’s doomed to never get your weight under control. You resign to the fact that you are an expert at diet delay and have zero willpower to stop your cravings. Why can’t you just stick to your ‘diet’ or ‘lifestyle’?
Do you wake up in the morning and make plans to ‘eat right’, stay away from breads and cereals and then blow it all to pieces as soon as the cheese tray or white bread hits the table?
Do you have trouble ‘just having one bite’ of chips or cake?
Do you make promises with yourself that ‘tomorrow I’ll do so much better’ only to end up knee deep in a bowl of ice cream or hot popcorn at 8pm?
I’m here to tell you that your problem is not willpower or your unconditional love of fast food and/or special treats.
The reason you can’t-stop-eating greasy or sugary food..hummmm, OH-GAWD-WHHYYY is because you have waged a war against your body. Your overwhelming desire to fix your body with food and exercise only makes you a pro at broken commitments and guilt-fests. You are stuck nose-diving into failure (especially on weekends) “crunch, crunch, crunch” and with every attempt you make to ‘get your act together’.
When you fight against your body, you are making choices from a place of ‘I hate my stomach’ (dislike) and ‘I need to avoid these foods because they make me fat’ (punishment/deprivation) that is full of (guilt). This is the broken piece of the puzzle. So, your first step is to transform the way you think, into the way God wants you to think.
If you had a chance to read my book, Fixing my Fattening Life, you would see how my mind was always stuck on what people said about me, or what I thought they were thinking of me. When you shift your mindset to seek the one of compassion than your intentions come from knowing you were created in the image of God and you no longer have to suffer in this cycle.
But, you have to stop trying to ‘fix your body’. When you realize you cannot fix it, and you turn your problem over to God then the cycle of diet-sabotage comes to an end.That’s right, you have laid it down to rest. As a result you do not feel stressed out about making it to the finish line. You are able to see each day as it comes.
Yikes! How do you do that, Renee? Does this mean I’m going to blow up like a balloon when I stop looking in the mirror so much? These are common things I hear from my clients and the answer is no.
Accepting your body is BIG part to ending your career as a dieter. It does not matter if you are underweight, overweight, or you see your figure as being out of proportion.
And no, you will not blow up like a balloon.
If you’ve been neglecting the body image side of the equation in favor of food tracking, fitbit points, recipe collecting and Sunday night redemption meal preps, then now is the time to try something different.
I know letting go of your body image work doesn’t sound nearly as sexy as ‘getting into those “Skinny Jeans” in the 14 days’, but I have faith that you are a smart person who knows there is more to life than tuna, cucumber and bootcamps. It more about connecting our mood and our food to our ‘faith”.
And if you’re ready for that, then stay tuned because I have a bunch of content and freebies coming your way that will help you to feel like champion in your body so you can break up with dieting once and for all.
What’s the one thing that you struggle with the most when it comes to accepting your body when you look in the mirror? I want to know so that I can help you see how God see you. Shoot me some comments below>>>
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Renee Dumont - Christian health coach, blogger, visual artist, singer, nutrition nut, wife and Mom. Inspiring women through my own trials and triumphs to ignite their faith and find deliverance from craving sugar and emotional food struggles.