You can’t keep disguising the diet with “but this is a healthy lifestyle.”
I used to say it all the time back in the diet days. It was my comeback when someone would trigger me by asking me what diet I was on. I would skip parties, bring all my own food to family gatherings, absolutely NO alcohol, break down crying if there was too much olive oil in my food OR too much seasoning with a high sodium content. I would weigh my lettuce on a food scale and weigh myself at least 2x’s a day, but I was in DENIAL that I was on a diet. I was convinced I was just living a “healthy lifestyle.”
After all, we all know the phrase, IIFYM (if it fits your macros) don’t we? I figured that since I had a little control over what I got to eat for the day, that macros were going to be the one thing that I could actually stick with. But once again, the diet industry had me fooled.
Here’s why the word “healthy lifestyle” is so harmful:
-The word “healthy” is so subjective and looks different for every person. Looking “healthy” on the inside cannot always be reflected to the outside of one’s physical body.
-In today’s current world, we reach to social media influencers/models to form our definition of “healthy”. The beauty standards that have been created got to go. Who the heck created these unrealistic expectations in the first place?
-BMI = LIES
-Diets are disguised as a “healthy” thing to do because the diet industry has marketing for dayssss that they want you to fall victim to. Here’s the truth. Diets are rooted in control and obsession (driving up your anxiety/cortisol levels to an all time high) and they create an unsustainable way to live.
If diets worked, then why is it after you stop doing one of them you instantly start another one, and another one? Anddddd before you know it, you’ve been on a countless number of diets and have fallen into the vicious diet cycle that seems impossible to get unstuck from.
Girl, it’s possible though. I never thought I could pull myself out from such a deep dark hole either but I did it after years of being stuck.
Here’s your reminder. You have a life to live. YOU are more than a diet.
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