I was on a diet ever since I can remember. My weight has always been an issue, and I’ve been fighting it forever.
I remember one school term where my mum, my sister and I went on a diet for the whole two weeks. The Scarsdale diet.
At the end of the two weeks, one of my classmate knocked at my door. When I opened, she gasped: “oh I didn’t recognise you, I thought it was your sister!” What a great feeling!
After one month, I’d obviously put the weight back on.
And the diet cycle would start again. I lose, I gain. And I sadly still haven’t managed to break it.
Today, I came across a blog, in which I recognised a lot of situations. This lady started dieting aged 12, hated her body. Many years after, there she is: she’s learned self-acceptance. Very inspiring.
Read her blog here.
“You should eat three meals and two snacks a day“, “you should always have breakfast“, “you should stop eating sugar after 5pm“…
Everybody always has an opinion on what and when to eat.
But what about listening to our body?
After all, the body knows what it needs to survive – if it needs iron, then we get chocolate cravings.
So this week, I gave myself the Listen to your body challenge.
It consists of NO RESTRICTION, as long as the body really wants it.
Well… mixed result, really. I am good all day, but comes the evening, and I stop listening… I’ve got an excuse though: this week was particularly tough at work and I am under lots of pressure. Is that a good excuse? Maybe not. I think I need to learn to control my appetite after work.
I’ll definitely go back to this challenge. I first need to tackle my evening cravings.