Diets promise short-term solutions: “try our 10-day quick-fix, magic elixir, ultra-secret, fat-scorching solution!” Well, that’s great, but what happens after 10 days?
The key difference between success and failure is enjoyment. The fundamental flaw with the approach of both the dieting and medical industries is the focus on willpower/restriction, the mantra “no pain, no gain.”
If we understand motivations, behaviors, and routines, we can completely overturn our daily experience.
You’ve read all the books, listened to all the “experts” on TV, and tried every diet pushed your way.
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.