Lose The Label

When we start enabling ourselves to be attached to one label we become restricted to the set rules that make it what it is.

Fat, Skinny, Vegan, Paleo, Vegetarian…

We all want to have something to refer to ourselves as and have a set of boundaries that make us feel comfortable.

When we see success we’re drawn to figuring out how we too can have the same outcome. Growing up we have role models who possess characteristics that make us want to be just like them and as we get older the mindset doesn’t change.

We all want to be something that we’re not, we’re humans and we can never see ourselves, the person we were put on this earth to be, as being good enough.

It’s time to change that mindset.

It’s okay to try new things and it’s okay to not succeed but that doesn’t mean you’re a failure, it just means it wasn’t right for you.

Try and think about dieting in the same way.

How many times have you tried to go on a diet and then once you make one “mistake” or break one rule you instantly feel like you failed in one way or another.

You didn’t fail at dieting; you just haven’t found the one right for you.

That being said we don’t need a specific diet label to account for our eating or lifestyle habits. If one day we want to eat vegan and the next day we’re craving steak that’s okay. To find that perfect diet that your specific body requires you need to listen to what it’s telling you and follow its rules, no one else’s.

If you’re body wants a piece of chocolate cake but your mind is telling you that it’s “bad” because of a prior belief, you need to lose that label.

How many times have you been with a group of people and a fresh cake is being passed around and you hear one person say “Oh I can’t have cake, I’m on the atkins diet”. Using that Label they feel a sense strength and reassurance that by passing up what they really may desire to have is okay because it falls within a set of rules.

I think this is why humans have such hatred towards dieting because we attribute it with restrictive rules and unhappy endings.

Foods should not be labelled by being good or bad, period. Yes, there may be foods that are more nourishing for our body at times but classifying it between being good or bad is not going to end positive.

Because…

When we rebel against our labelled diet and actually give ourselves what it wants we feel guilty, depressed, and as if we failed ourselves.

Unless you’ve got some serious self-control and are 100% sure that your body never wants to indulge in a little cake, ice cream or chips, than kudos to you. I think I can speak for the majority of us that in this day and age, we all need a little flexibility once in a while and flexibility is exactly what I can help you achieve.

One thought on “Lose The Label

  1. Hey! Thanks for checking out my blog and for following it too! I’ve found it really interesting to browse through your blog. Well done for your recovery so far, and for putting out so much food, exercise and body-related positivity out there! I really appreciate your thoughts on losing the label… I hadn’t really thought about it, but even with trying to become an intuitive eater I was trying to find rules… I felt kinda guilty when I started to count calories again, which I now realise was because I was trying to fit into the “intuitive eater” guidelines I’ve read about… reading this page has made me realise it’s about figuring out what works for me as long as it’s good for my body and my mind. So thanks!

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