You’ve high proteined. You’ve low-carbed. You’ve fasted.
You’ve done packaged meals, juices, and low-fat.
You’ve maple syruped, detoxed, counted points and even boot-camped.
When you’ve been going on diets multiple times a year since your late teens, then there comes a moment when you suddenly decide it can’t go on.
This is diet-fatigue.
Even the thought of going on another diet is just exhausting.
For some, this can be a dreaded moment: “If I can’t bear going on another diet, then what else can I do to lose weight?”
But actually, I think diet-fatigue is a great gift that you should feel thrilled to receive.
When you have diet-fatigue, then you’re ready to consider something else. You’re ready to consider a long-term approach.
Losing weight always means considering your options.
Obviously you do this before you start losing weight. Deciding what to do.
But you also end up considering your alternatives WHILE you’re losing weight. Because every time you have any doubts about whether it’s working, you start wondering if there’s another way.
During these periods of doubt, you ask yourself “What are my options?”
And usually the answers are:
1. Stay overweight
2. Go on another diet
3. Keep going – and try and achieve long-term weight control.
Option #1 is not very good.
And if you have true diet fatigue, you might be able to kid yourself that you will try #2 AGAIN, but it won’t last long. It’s not worth it.
And so you’re left with the only real alternative, Option #3. An investment in your long-term health.
Whether you’re at the beginning of your weight loss journey, or halfway through, it’s always useful to consider the alternatives.
The day you’re sick of dieting, is the day you’re ready to lose weight for good.
I want to hear from you!
– Do you have “diet-fatigue”?
– In your moments of doubt, have you thought about your options? What was your conclusion?
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