how long did your January clean eating actually last
January has now been and gone, all the talk of diets, clean eating and the such has now all died down for another year, but what is this obsession with clean eating actually doing to peoples already damaged relationship with food, and how many that tried the clean eating fad actually didn't lose any weight in January, yet again forcing people to be crazy restrictive in their attempts to lose weight and then crashing massively, when there was just no need to do so.
People think that there is some type of perfect diet that's going to give you perfect health, there isn't, no diet is going to do this and nobody promoting diets can claim this. What most people would be best of doing to have better health is to simply lose weight, losing weight will improve your health, especially if your heavily over weight and to lose weight you must focus on been in a calorie deficit, not focus on been obsessive with some type of eating movement.
There is no 1 way for people to lose weight when it comes to dieting, everybody will have different eating habits and in turn people will feel differently about how they wanna lose weight and what type of dieting approach they wanna use, but something that is paramount to successful long term weight loss is that you have the ability to stick to this long term, hence people will want to use different approaches, yet none are going to give you perfect health, but if it improves your health and makes you happy and that you can do this long term then this is what is needed.
This whole clean eating thing, becoming massively obsessed with food and how your eating isn't healthy, especially for your mental health, Ive spoken with people that have actually avoided social engagements because they knew that these social engagements wouldn't be catering for their clean eating practices, this is absolutely mental, after all if its weight loss you want, all you have to do is make sure your in a calorie deficit for a sustained period of time, not become obsessive or a recluse.
Ive been massively over weight, and i ended up with a terrible relationship with food after losing over 100lbs, and i can tell you this, it took time for me to put this right, going through a period of weight regain, and all the traumas that brought after losing so much weight and thinking i was going to end up back where i was, its not a nice process at all and something i wouldn't want others to go through, this is why in all of my programs we discuss in depth relationships with food, and the importance of it for those that are over weight and are going to embark on a weight loss journey.
This is a daily occurrence inside my Personal Training program, we make what we do sustainable and healthy in every way, not just physically but mentally to, changing your mindset as to how you look at food and weight loss and making sure nobody at all goes through what i did, on the verge of having an eating disorder because of my relationship with food.
PS, the term diet was used for the masses, we don't use this terminology but that's a story for another day.
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