March is National Nutrition Month and this year the theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”. The truth is, “diets” will come and go and with it weight goes up and down. This “yo-yo” dieting of losing weight and regaining weight actually lowers your metabolism and makes losing weight harder. Typical diets are very restrictive and may exclude favorite foods or even whole food groups. Restricting foods and having a strict diet sets you up for failure. When we tell ourselves we cannot have something we want it even more, so instead of eating just one piece of candy we eat the whole box! And with this comes feelings of guilt and negative thoughts, which starts a vicious cycle of dieting, bingeing and guilt.
Ready to ditch the diet? This month I would like to inspire you to bite into a healthy lifestyle instead of spending more money on the newest “diet”. Build a better relationship with food and learn to become mindful of what you are putting into your mouth.
Happy National Nutrition Month!