**6 BASIC HOW TO’S, TO DITCH THE “3C’s CALORIE-CONTROLLED- CRAP”**
Are you sick of counting every single morsel of food you put in your mouth?
Would you like to let go of restriction and live a life of less anxiety, stress and “oh sh!t I’ve eaten too much again?”
Would you like to stop worrying that Monday is coming and you promised yourself you would go on yet another diet?
This was me, for years! I’ve done the restriction, the cabbage diet, the soup diet, the Atkins diet, Weight Watchers, Easy Slim, swearing off cheese for a month, I stopped going out for dinner with friends for fear of what might be on the menu, you name it I’ve most likely done it.
I have lived with disordered eating behaviours most of my life and I can tell you from experience it sucks, it’s devastating, it ruins lives and it really does not help you get the elusive “thinness” that a lot of women obsess about.
Disordered eating and body image issues started when I was 10years old when my mum told me I was getting too fat and needed to restrict my eating and continued on until about 4 years ago.
What changed you ask?
I got so darn sick and tired of counting foods, weighing foods, feeling guilty about what I consumed I decided enough was enough.
I also enlisted the help of a good therapist, read books, deepened my understanding of the why’s and slowly, ever so slowly I let go of the control it had over me.
I started eating foods again that I had not tasted for years.
I stopped counting calories and tuned in to what my body was telling me.
Did this happen overnight? NOPE! It took quite a few years and I still carry the ghosts with me today that raise their voices every now and again.
So, I ask you, are you sick of it?
Do you want to ditch the 3 C’s and get on with life?
6 Basic How to’s
-Listen to your body, like really tune it to the hunger signals, the full signals and what your body is telling you it needs
-Eat to nourish your body
– Enjoy your food. Enjoy the look, the smell, texture and flavour.
– Unfollow social media that makes you feel bad, lowers your self-esteem or asks you to restrict your food.
-Be kind to yourself. This is not a quick fix. This is a long adventure with smooth and bumpy roads ahead.
-Enlist the help of a good therapist (I can refer you if you need)
I can tell you from my experience, it is well worth the effort to freeing yourself from dieting again.