The Heart of the Matter
This is what chronic dieting looks like when you’re 70 (excerpts from a real conversation)…
...I hate my body
...If I could only lose 10 pounds I’d be happy with my body
…except that I wasn’t happy with my body 10 pounds ago
...my friends are doing "X diet, should I be?
...I can’t handle the thought of another crash diet. I have literally tried every diet out there
...I’m sick of being hungry and fighting cravings
...I hate my wrinkles
...I hate that I hate my wrinkles
...I hate that I obsess about this all
This is the same conversation chronic dieters have at 15, 25, 30, 45, 60 and each year in between. Attaining a specific number on the scale doesn’t make you love your body, trust your body or treat your body well. This is a heart issue not a body issue. Find a therapist. Stop wasting your precious life.
Please, be grateful that you are alive, hug your grand kids, move your body, eat well, and also eat that goddamn birthday cake.