Why You Should Stop Dieting!

Hi Lovely

This week I want to talk to you about diets and how and why they aren’t working for you.

If you’re anything like I was, I struggled to lose weight using diets for years, I went round in circles feeling like a failure it was crazy. I started to think that there was something wrong with me, that it was all my fault they weren’t working and that I couldn’t keep the weight off.

Sure I’d lose a little bit of weight but I’d put it all straight back on. Maybe you know what I mean?

Here’s a few things I’ve learned about diets over the years.

1. You become obsessed with food

What you can eat, what you can’t eat, how many calories are in everything, food becomes numbers instead of nutrition.

2. You become obsessed with your weight

The goal and focus is ‘weight’ loss. All the attention goes to the scales which is a dangerous game. If the number’s gone down then great you’re in for a good day, if not then all hell is going to break loose! The number on the scales is not a reflection of your health, body fat vs muscle, your happiness, confidence or anything really. For all you know you’re just monitoring your hydration levels!

3. If the first one didn’t work the next one won’t either

This is the trap! You’re led to believe that if you ‘fail’ at the diet then it’s your fault, you didn’t work hard enough, you didn’t put enough effort in, you weren’t strict enough but the truth is testing 28th september they’re not designed to work long term. (I mean who can seriously restrict themselves that much permanently?)

I’m yet to meet any woman who’s been on a diet once and lost weight forever! And the reason why is because they’re missing a really crucial element.

You see a diet doesn’t address WHY you’re craving certain foods, WHY you find yourself at the kitchen cupboard when you’re not even hungry, WHY you eat when you’re stressed, bored, lonely or down or WHY you’re body is in under so much stress that it’s in survival mode and can’t break down fat!

It doesn’t do this at all. Diet’s focus only on the ‘food’ and ‘weight’ which are really symptoms of something going on deeper in you, in your mindset, it’s like putting a band aid over the problem and hoping it will go away.

When you diet, that internal issue is never addressed, the root of the problem is still there and so no matter how many calories you count, no matter how much chocolate you deprive yourself of, no matter how much you excessively exercise, that root cause will still be there. As soon as you come off that diet, those habits, drivers and triggers kick back in and you’re right back at the beginning again!

I got caught in this trap and wasted so much time, energy and money on pointless weight loss systems that weren’t helping me address the root of the problem or teaching me anything about nutrition or health but instead about deprivation and how to count.

Please learn from my mistakes.Stop going back on the diets that you’ve already tried that didn’t work or going from diet to diet in the hope it will help because it won’t! When you move from diet to diet, it’s the same process just advertised in a different way, honestly if the first one didn’t work the next one won’t either.

If you’re getting caught in the dieting cycle and are ready to break out of it I encourage you to switch up your perspective and instead of putting the focus on the food you’re eating and your weight, instead address what’s at the root of it all.

What’s happening internally for you, what emotions are there? What are you using food for and why? What was the trigger point for you in your life when your relationship with food and your weight changed?

I promise you if you solve this problem from the root you will absolutely achieve permanent weight loss, heal your relationship with food and bring peace and balance back to your life and mind!

This was the game changer for me!

If you want more help with this, have questions or just want to talk it through you can use the button to book in a free call with me.


Speak to you soon