Why short term diets don't work
See how much of this resonates with you:
You often eat for satisfaction, rewarding yourself for both the good and bad with food or drinks, ‘oo I’ve had a good day I’ll eat cake’, or ‘oo I’ve had a bad day I need wine’ etc. Then you decide enough is enough and you’re going to be ‘good’. You cut out all treats and live on some restricted diet forcing yourself to make healthy decisions. Finally after some time you give in, say something like, ‘to hell with it’ and go back to eating the cake, wine etc.
Ever wondered why your head can only cope with this for a short amount of time?
Answer: You’re giving yourself no treats or rewards and expecting yourself to be happy with that in the long term. It’s not going to happen.
Ask yourself this, what treats or rewards to do you have which are not food or drink related? Go on…..really think about it.
Seeing other things as a treat and really taking time to enjoy them will relieve the cravings for that food and drink. Your head will give them up much easier and for a long time, so long as it knows you’re going to be kind to yourself.
Go on give it a go. Try being nice to yourself and see what happens. Let me know how you get on, I’m always interested to hear.
Until next time