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How to Ditch the Diet Mentality in 7 Simple Steps

I’ve shared with you many reasons why you should ditch dieting, but I haven’t exactly shared with you how to let go of the dieting mentality that we are all so used to.

If you’ve come to terms with letting go of dieting, yet you still struggle with the nagging thoughts such as:

“How many calories are in this?”

“Ahh, I can’t eat carbs.”

“I was so bad with my eating today.”

“Once I lose the weight, then I’ll __________ (fill in the blank)”

YOU are in the right place!

I’ve created this in depth blog post to teach you exactly why and how you can let go of the diet mentality so that you can start creating healthy habits that actually last.

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Ditch the Diets Once and For All

Ditch the Diets Once and For All

I have tried a lot of diets in my life and none of them ever seemed to work. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve never been really overweight, but I always felt like I had at least 10 - 15 pounds I could lose. I used to obsess over the number on the scale and research every new diet I heard about. I also struggled with acne and knew proper nutrition could help solve the problem. I read so many diet books and had a subscription to every health and fitness magazine. Although, I gained a lot of knowledge and some of the diets seemed to work for a little while, they were never going to be life sustainable. I mean, who really wants to spend their whole lives obsessing over how many calories or points they used in a day?

    Did you know that 98% of people that lose weight from a diet gain it back within 6 months? This is because the diet mentality is based on deprivation. You are able to get a quick-fix result because you were able to deprive yourself for a period of time. Eventually, this method falls apart which can lead to a binge and despite all your hard work, you gain the weight back. How frustrating is that? These types of diets will slow down your metabolism which will only make it harder for you to lose weight.