No diet will ‘work’ if you don’t invest time understanding why you eat the way you normally do.
Most people who want to lose weight consider that their weight is their problem. With this focus on weight, the obvious decision is to diet. With predictable weight regain.
If the focus was switched to identifying and improving unhelpful eating behaviours, then weight loss could follow naturally. Weight is not the problem. Your way of eating is.
The best reasons to eat are:
- to satisfy hunger
- for nutrition
- for food pleasure
Your starting point for meaningful food improvements is not to focus on what you are eating, but to focus on how and why you eat. Less helpful reasons to eat include:
- comfort eating
- eating food ‘just because it’s there’
- guilt induced eating….and more
If you have a history of losing weight, only to put it back on again, it’s time for a different approach.
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