In this video, I address the belief that we can’t lose weight without dieting, and the fear that without restriction, we’ll eat everything in sight.
What am I talking about when I say I’m “anti-dieting”? After all, isn’t a healthy diet optimal? In this video, I explain what I really mean when I say “ditch the dieting mentality,” and why dieting and restriction are the root causes of our body image and emotional and binge eating problems.
Do you know deep down that dieting is harmful to your body, but you’re not sure how else to rid yourself of the weight that’s making you miserable?
Does the thought of counting calories, counting points, measuring portions, or joining another gym make you want to scream, but you don’t know what else to do?
Watch my video below to find out more about my upcoming workshops, and click here to register for my virtual workshop.
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions ALWAYS to lose weight?
For me it has been. Every. Single. Year. And how has that gone for me in the past? Usually I lose some weight. I feel great, I get compliments, and I swear the weight’s never coming back!
But guess what? It comes back. And more often than not, I end the year heavier than I started. Sound familiar?
This yo-yo-dieting phenomenon is not because we’re failures at dieting. It’s not because we just gave up on ourselves. It’s actually because our bodies are efficient machines and diets fail us! Our bodies are really, really good at keeping us from dieting. Whenever we’re dieting and restricting food, we crave food a LOT. We obsess over recipes. We can’t stop thinking about our next meal. We stuff our faces when nobody is looking. When we declare war on our bodies, they fight back in any way they can!
Whenever you find this happening to you, these are all signs that your body is doing a good job of keeping you from starving, and keeping you healthy!
“But Katy, I’m desperate to lose this damn weight! I just gained a ton of weight over the holidays, and if I’m not supposed to diet, how else am I going to get all this weight off and feel good about myself again?!”
Watch my video below as I discuss my own journey, and why I will never diet again.
I also give a sneak peak at my upcoming 2-hour workshop called “New Year’s Dieting Totally Isn’t Worth It! But Now What?!” and new virtual workshops!