The Dieting Cycle

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

So you have decided to go on a diet…again! You try to restrict food to lose weight, you feel deprived of the foods you are restricting, you give into temptation and eat the ‘forbidden’ food whilst thinking, ‘I shouldn’t be having this.’ You eat it quickly, don’t enjoy it and probably eat more than you should! You feel better for a short time but then the guilt sets in…you feel uncomfortable, like a failure and angry at yourself for not having the strength to resist temptation. You may restrict again to counteract the amount of ‘forbidden’ food you just had…then the cycle starts all over again!

Does this sound like you? Can you relate to what I have just said? If so, continue reading for tips about how to break the cycle.

1. Eat for health, not just weight loss

Make food choices that will nourish your body, taste good and that you enjoy.

2.Respect your body

Respect and care for what you have. Don’t try to be someone you are not.‘Good’ vs. ‘Bad’ foods

Avoid labeling foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. All foods can be enjoyed in moderation. Labeling a food as ‘bad’ or ‘forbidden’ only increases your desire to consume the food!