And you’re right- something is missing. You still need to divorce dieting. That’s right- I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your work is not done. As long as breaking up with Sugar feels like a diet, you’ll never achieve full freedom in your relationship with food and in your relationship with yourself.
So many people struggle with the allure of short-term diets and quick-fixes. And when you break up with Sugar, the story can sound the same as the story of diets past. The stories might sound like- Once I get rid of sugar for 2 months, I can go back to eating dessert and sweets. I don’t have to do this forever. Or maybe it sounds like Once I get to my goal weight, I’ll be done with this no-sugar thing- until then, I better weigh myself daily and count calories to speed things up.
After so many years of diet drama and trauma, it’s no wonder diet mentality has left a lasting impact. This way of thinking may seem so normal, that you may barely notice when it comes up!
But here’s one thing I know– until you let go of this rigid, short-term thinking, a sustainable solution is not possible.
And we’re in the long-term relationship rebuild game. Diets don’t work for people hooked in an abusive relationship with Sugar. Instead, take each day as it comes and ask yourself- What brings me closer to a loving and peaceful relationship with food? This is where all peace and freedom lie.