Diet culture thinking is keeping you stuck and frustrated.
When everything you eat and do for exercise is contingent upon what it will do to your body, you get stuck in a perpetual cycle of never feeling like you’re enough.
Literally years and decades will pass with you living in a body that you hate.
Sure, there might be short periods of weight loss where you feel a sense of hope, but they are always followed by even longer periods of feeling out of control.
That or you live in fear of losing the body you have – feeling like any weight gain will bring you a loss of self-worth and value.
It’s a horrible cycle to be stuck in and it’s all because of diet culture thinking.
To break free you have to start seeing the bigger picture.
You have to stop viewing food and exercise as tools for liking yourself.
You have to stop obsessing over calories and carbs while ignoring your body’s needs.
You have to stop rejecting who you see in the mirror.
You have to stop seeing exercise as a means to manipulate your body.
I did all these things for nearly 2 decades, and looking back, it did nothing for me other than keep me from being OK with who I was.
And this attitude permeates every single part of your life – from relationships to your career to your health to your wealth.
As you work yourself away from diet culture thinking you realize it’s OK to be OK with yourself, and that this doesn’t mean you’re giving up on yourself – you’re actually making the first big change in your life.
This brings all kinds of changes to your health and fitness.
You start eating in a way that respects and honors your body’s needs.
You start seeing exercise as a vehicle for experiences and enjoyment.
You start having self-worth outside of your appearance.
You start seeing struggles as opportunities for personal growth.
This is where the real magic happens, and no amount of hating your body or counting calories or weighing yourself is going to get you there.
Only a complete rejection of your past diet culture lifestyle will do it. But as soon as you make that commitment to yourself, you will finally start creating the life you’ve been chasing all this time.