When food and dieting stop controlling you, you will have more time, more mental real estate, and more emotional flexibility to do with what you please.
If there’s any group of people you’d think would value cold, hard, pure results, it’s professional athletes.
You will make mistakes. Knowing that is empowering. Failure is painful but doesn’t define you.
“Dieting” is fundamentally at odds with learning and is the explicit reason why you haven’t been successful achieving or maintaining health and happiness.
When we start something new we want to be perfect at it….and when we come to meet our own deficiencies we realize the amount of effort the new endeavor will require to master.
The sweet spot is the middle. It’s the place of harmony, where there is no energy pushing in either direction.
Anyone who tells you that you have to starve yourself and exercise until your joints hurt to lose weight and “be healthy” is full of it.
There’s never a lack of time, you’re simply confused about your priority matrix.
We all abuse food from time to time. We all misuse food to displace boredom, or to mask loneliness, or to relieve stress, or to stay up later.