Dieting doesn’t work.
We know this now. Sure, maybe, if you can stick to something for a while, you’ll temporarily drop a few dress sizes and feel like it’s working before blowing it and having to start over but, that’s the best case scenario.
For most of us, we never even get there. We just expend tons of time, energy and life force trying to stick to a diet so we can lose some weight and get to have our awesome, perfect, thin, beautiful lives.
It’s bullshit. A broken equation for health and happiness. And it’s been disproven at this point a million times over.
But yet, we persist.
We think the fault is ours. And since we’ll never be able to fully control our evil appetites, we’re doomed to a life of sprinting on this hamster wheel until we wind up in the nursing home refusing the pudding because we’re scared it will make us fat.
Or at least, that’s the way it used to be.
There’s an awakening happening among women in this world. We’re rousing, albeit, slowly and groggily, to the truth of our circumstances. We’ve been chasing the false promises of salvation, security and everlasting life that the diet industrial complex has been shoving down our throats for the past few decades, raking in billions along the way.
Which is why books like The F*ck It Diet:Eating Should Be Easy are so goddamn important.
Seriously, if you haven’t read this book yet (and you’re a woman who’s even been on a diet) you must. ASAP.
Not only is the author, our new friend, Caroline Dooner, super f*cking funny and relatable, but she’s also crazy smart. She lays out the research needed to convince our troubled souls that the only true path to freedom around food and confidence in our bodies is to lay down our arms entirely.
First, she says, we must “refeed” ourselves. Any type of restriction (physical or psychological) of any type or amount of food, puts our bodies into the physiological state of perceived famine. This is why we go apeshit and eat entire trays of paleo cookies in one sitting – and other weird stuff like that.
We have to allow all foods, let go of all the rules, and simply enjoy eating again, as we’ve evolved to in order to break out of the cycle for real.
Next, we have to address the emotional underpinnings of it all. Face what it feels like to be human head on, and recognize how we’ve used dieting in the past to avoid that.
And then there’s the mental part. We have to rewire our beliefs and our brains when it comes to food and weight and health. No small order in this diet culture of ours.
Finally, we have to get back to thriving, really thriving, in our lives as a whole. We have to learn how to take care of ourselves and enjoy deeply resting, potentially for the first time in our lives.
This book, you guys. This. Book. You’ve gotta read it.
Dooner is an ex-chronic dieter herself and The F*ck It Diet will teach you that you truly can break free of this vicious cycle that’s robbing you of your energy and vitality in life and finally enjoy a sustainable, easy relationship with food. Even if you don’t believe that’s possible for you just yet.
Can’t. Recommend. Enough.
Have you read The F*ck It Diet? What did you think? And if not, are you going to?! Let us know in the comments below!