In theory dieting is simple, either eat less or exercise more so that calories in are less than calories out and repeat until your ideal weight is reached and then live happily ever after.
If we can’t do it ourselves then there are hundreds, if not thousands, of diet programmes which promise to help us reach our ideal weight and yet we, as a nation, are heavier than we ever have been.
In my experience dieting follows a familiar pattern…
I feel really bad about myself and how big I am. My clothes are too small for me and I’m anxious about an event looming, like a wedding or a holiday.
I either join a friend on whatever diet she is following, I see a diet in a magazine or on the internet, I hear about the latest diet craze or I join Weight Watchers, Slimming World or a similar organisation.
I believe all the promises, convince myself that this time I will do it, this diet will work.
I get on the dreaded scales and decide that I’ll start on Monday.
I go into planning mode. I eat or throw out all the ‘bad’ food and buy in all the ‘good’ food plus any supplements or exercise equipment/DVD/gym membership required on the diet. I notify family and friends of what I can and can’t eat.
I eat every high calorie thing that I can get my hands on as I know I won’t be eating them ever again!
Monday comes around and maybe something happens so I don’t start the diet that day, or I start and last a few days, weeks or months before I’m back to doing what I’ve always done, my weight it going up, up, up and then I start the process all over again, with a different diet.
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