As the festive season approaches and social gatherings fill our calendars for those trying to manage their weight it can feel like disaster has struck and they are in the middle of a weight conflict. The mindset you find yourself in can actually make or break your goals and also your mood. When we are stuck in the 'dieting' frame of mind, we feel deprived, we consider minor slip-ups as complete failures and we become obsessed. Alternatively if we shift our focus to the non-dieting approach and consider our weight-loss efforts as healthy weight management we feel much more pleasure and are more likely to achieve our goals. If you are embarking on a weight-loss journey and are feeling a bit stuck or lack lustre have a think about whether you might be over burdened with pressure from the diet mentality. Use the below table as a quick check-list to see where your thoughts mostly fall:
Find enjoyment in achieving your health goals and knowing each day you are working towards a bigger purpose. Try to not focus on the destination and punish yourself for taking a wrong turn, mistakes happen, they are a normal part of life and shape who we are. When we are kind to ourselves and respect ourselves, our body loves us back, try it this festive season and find pleasure in the little things that add up to and work towards your ultimate goal.
Enjoy! Casey Dick | Passionate Dedicated Natural Nutritionist | Brisbane, Australia, Dietary Nutritionist, Healthy Body and Mind Advocate, Natural Hormone Balance & Healthy Weight Loss, Natural Skin Health, Anorexia, Eating Disorder Recovery, Thyroid, Non-dieting Approach