Updated: Jul 12
I JUST DON'T HAVE THE WILLPOWER.
I hear those words often from women trying to change their eating habits for the better. And, let's be honest, the main reason for this desire for change is the extra inches that have creeped onto their body. And there is nothing wrong with wanting to look a certain way so that when you see yourself you feel comfortable with who you are.
Yes, we want to feel more energy and have less aches.....but, the biggest motivator is losing the "extra": Love handles, muffin top, floppy arms, back fat, thicker thighs and hips.....all that fun stuff that seems to creep its way onto our bodies as our metabolism slows down and life's stressors seem to speed up. Midlife's reality!
So. Enter the word DIET.
The word "diet" comes from the Greek word "diaita".
It means: WAY OF LIFE.
How lovely is that?
But what happened?!
How did a delightful, innocent word turn into something so scary and hated?
The word DIET brings fear and anger, frustration and sadness. It brings up thoughts of restriction, scarcity, need for crazy amounts of willpower and self-discipline.....ZERO thoughts of joy, flexibility and peace.
If DIET literally means WAY OF LIFE....we screwed up somewhere.
The thing is, we are all on a diet.
Eating whatever you are eating each day is your diet.
Eating = diet. It's a way of life.