It’s January and that means everywhere you look there is a new bloody diet. I honestly can’t even look around without a diet being everywhere, I log onto my computer and there are diets flying around people seem to think that with a new year means we have to start a new diet, and let’s be honest a lot of the diets that are flying around aren’t necessarily the greatest way to lose weight. I’ve been there, tried them all and let’s be honest nothing works.
I’ve been at both ends of the dieting spectrum, I’ve been a binge eater and I’ve also starved myself. I’ve never spoken about the point where I starved myself when I was younger because I used to be at school, I wouldn’t eat my lunch or have anything at break time or if I anyone asked me where my lunch was I would say things like I ate it earlier. Not only that I’ve been on the spectrum of binge eating, especially when I was in my depression faze, I wanted to be happy so I decided to eat my feelings instead because I couldn’t explain how I did feel in the first place.
What is more annoying is the fact that people are forcing it on people! I was actually watching Sky News the other day and someone on there said about a liquid diet if you have a lot of weight to lose. Now I have had a lot of weight to lose because I have wanted to have a baby with my husband but not only that I need it to be safe for my baby mainly because of the health risks that run in my family. It is more important for me to be healthy over everything but a liquid diet isn’t the answer, it’s a bloody crash diet! Yes your body is getting all the nutrients it needs yes but you end up being so hungry I’ve been there. It’s the worst feeling!
The other thing is you don’t need to go to these silly lengths, you don’t even need to diet, that is the silly thing. People feel like they need to make these massive changes, cutting out foods like chocolate, cookies, cake, all the things that we all love more than anything is the best way to lose weight but it isn’t. It’s about balance. All you need is healthy swaps, you don’t need to diet!
No one needs their opinions forced on you about what you should eat, how big your portions should be, whether you’re drinking enough water, whether you should stop doing this & start doing that, but unfortunately this is not the world that we live in. People always feel the need to comment on someone’s weight, the way that a person looks or how they’re supposed to feel
If someone says something about your size and you’re happy, tell them where to go, if you want to lose weight that is amazing but you don’t need to diet, just do it the healthy way, eat well, have a balanced diet and never forget how incredibly beautiful you are.
The world doesn’t need diet culture, we need to stop feeding the diet industry animal that we do every January, we just need to a little healthier and be able to have little treats, that is all. Your self worth is never defined by your clothing sizes, your waistband size, or your portion size.
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