I still want to lose weight! The journey out of diet culture is challenging. The path isn’t clear and it…
Going on a diet is like going to war against the food industry, your biology, and your psychology. And your connection to your body’s internal capacity to regulate hunger and enjoy eating can be a casualty of the war.
If it takes up time and energy you’d be better off spending in other ways, or if it leaves you feeling bad about yourself, vulnerable or unwell, it’s probably the shame-diet masquerading as self-care. True self-care feels good!
I’m Michelle and I know diets. I dieted for 40 years! If you add up all the weight I’ve lost over the course of these 4 decades, it comes to well over a hundred pounds. I’m good at dieting. When I gave up dieting a while ago, I was roughly the same weight as when I began.