What makes things even worse is that you can't stop. The drive to perfect everything becomes and addiction. So when one method doesn't work, surely with all the dietary theories and "expertise" out there, you'll jump on, sign up, and go broke buying into yet anoooooooother full to fail program. It happens ad nauseam and gosh, it's just gotten to the point that I cannot even read up on solid information anymore. The battle of the bulge has developed into a full blown war where it's not even about the food anymore. It's about righteousness and narcissism on a subject matter that we have no grounds to stand on. I mean really....diet is a personal choice. But at that, it shouldn't even really be labeled. I believe that the more emphasis we place on following a specific diet, the more we long to do things perfectly and fit in. The fact is that if you're not seeing results, on any diet someone will tell you that you're doing it wrong. WRONG?????? Like there's a wrong way to eat your veggies or a wrong way to sear your steak. You're not doing it wrong. You've just been misguided.
Look-- there really isn't any one way to achieve your health goals. There isn't any one diet that can make or break you. It's just food. And at that, food is a tool to help you get from point A to point B. I used to think that the magic was in the method. But it's not. In fact, when it comes to eating, you can diet yourself right into pretty serious health conditions that ultimately will force you to follow yet another diet to correct your imbalance. It makes no sense, You simply need to pay attention to what your body is signalling to you and eat in accordance. Yes there are some extensive circumstances. But most of us live in a world where we are dieting for a look. That can only go so far. You will ultimately wake up one day and feel either deprived or unwell in some way. Things get hairy at that point. Obsession is never the solution to the problem.
So what is???? Chill the hell out!!!! Ask yourself what it is that you really want. And a six-pack set of abs isn't a logical answer. The goal should be to be healthy, feel good, have great energy, sleep well at night, have functional and healthy relationships, a healthy sex drive, balanced hormones, REGULAR digestion, and of course, satiety between meal to meal. You shouldn't be consumed with food thoughts all the time and you shouldn't have anxiety over something as simple as food. Trust me.....it's the fast road to hell with fewer rides back to the land of sanity and groundedness. It's simply not worth it.
I have bounced in and out of dietary practices my entire life. I never felt my body looked or performed properly. Always micromanaging and tweaking so I could have the body that "looked" a certain way or to run faster, or to bring out my abs.....blah blah blah. Yet I felt like hell most of my life so much to the point that I developed autoimmunity, chronic debilitating digestive health issues, and sever anxiety that prevented me from living a life I loved living. It interfered with my ability to think clearly and run my business properly and the worst part, it interfered with my relationships.....mostly with myself. I didn't trust myself when it came to eating properly so I micromanaged every single thing I ate from meal to meal, day to day, year to year.
I am here to say this loud and clear......