How to Reclaim Your Life With Your Diets


Information and knowledge translate into power. For years, the cultural messages have insisted that it is your fault that your dieting attempts have failed. But you are not to blame. With an understanding of why diets fail, you can become empowered and reclaim your life.

Taking back your life means establishing a normal relationship with food. It means reaching a place of acceptance with yourself and your body. And it means taking very good care of your needs. The path to taking back your life is actually quite simple. Imagine this: eating when you are hungry, eating what you are hungry for, and stopping when you are full. This is your birthright. You were born knowing how to eat in this natural way. After so many years of struggling, it may seem unbelievable that this could be the answer. Think for a moment:

Diets

  • Do you know when you are hungry?
  • Do you eat when you are hungry?
  • Do you eat what you are hungry for?
  • Do you stop when you are full?

Although we’ve said the solution is simple, implementing these concepts can be quite challenging at times. After all, you must contend with a culture that tells you thinness is essential. You may also contend with psychological factors that compel you to eat for emotional reasons. In addition, you must undo years of learning to ignore your natural hunger. The process looks different for each person who embarks on this journey because each of us is unique. However, everyone will experience the immense relief that comes with learning to be in tune with your own body and letting go of deprivation, from making peace with food and yourself.

Attuned eating does more than solve your problems with food; it allows you to take back your life. When you end diets and relearn how to eat in a normal way, you are in a position to make important changes in your life. As the food no longer beckons, you will learn how to deal with your feelings without reaching for food if you are an emotional eater. As you learn to eat according to your body’s physiological cues, you will learn to feel more comfortable in your body and more respectful of yourself. As you learn the physical and psychological satisfaction that comes from recognizing and meeting your needs with food, you will become empowered to meet your needs in other areas of your life.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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