In February I began to realise the truth about my binge eating and my poor relationship with food. Since then I have been trying to think of ways to improve this relationship and getting my head into a healthier place.
Avoiding crash diets is actually hard
I know, I know…I’m supposed to say that I love taking life in the slow lane and gradually changing my habits, and that I love my body so much more because I’m no longer punishing it with extreme dieting.
But you know what? I don’t. I don’t love my body more and I’m not enjoying this sustainable approach.
And here’s why:
It’s hard to stay motivated when you don’t see results quickly.
I know I’m not alone in this because otherwise detox teas and waist trainers wouldn’t be all the rage right now.
I’m changing my habits gradually as I feel this will help them to become ingrained, as opposed to something I stick to for a mere five minutes. On an intellectual level, I understand how important this is and know that I will hate my crash diet within a matter of days. However, on an emotional level, when you don’t like what you see in the mirror and want to change your body as quickly as possible, it is hard to stick to the healthier-but-slower route.
It’s hard to stay motivated when you don’t see results quickly”