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Dieting Dogma - BYE!!!

Recently I’ve been getting messages from people who feel like they can’t take a rest day or insist on targeting calories that wouldn’t sustain my six-year-old.⠀

This type of dieting dogma is somehow cemented in our culture and is so hard for people to release!⠀

Friends, I am about to outline some truths that I had to learn the hard way. If you’re not in the mood for some tough love, feel free to keep scrolling:⠀

👉If your ‘diet’ has a name, it’s very likely only a band-aid to mask a bigger issue and you WILL gain back the weight.⠀

👉If you find yourself ‘on point’ all week, only to fall off on weekends, you’re not eating enough 5 days a week, and perpetuating a binge/restrict cycle that will erase any calorie deficit you are trying to achieve.⠀

👉Any way you can achieve a calorie deficit will allow you to lose weight. If you’re not losing weight, you’re not in a deficit. But...⠀

👉If you aren’t prioritizing protein in your diet and strength training in your workouts, you won’t see body recomposition no matter how much weight you lose. ⠀

👉Rest and recovery is where adaptation occurs. Without adequate sleep, food and water, you are spinning your wheels.⠀

👉Transformations of body and mind take time. You didn’t get to any one point in your health journey after one all-inclusive vacation or two solid weeks at the gym. No; results - whether you like them or not - are a compilation of months and months of executing behaviors. Whether or not they align with your goals is on you. ⠀

👉Eating with reckless abandon is just as much a prison as extreme restriction. Taking the time to learn moderation will afford you the freedom to eat anything you want - and with that typically comes the realization that lots of the food you idealized is probably not as great as you thought it was.⠀

👉Finally and most important in my journey: Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.⠀

Please if you made it this far, keep turning to sources that educate you; remind you that you CAN forge a new path, and the one you’ve traveled thus far is paved with lessons and bridges to new opportunity.

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