Breaking Free from Yo-Yo Dieting: My Journey to Transformation
The first habit I ditched was counting calories and macros. I was deeply ingrained in diet culture, constantly obsessed with counting, but it often resulted in frustration, overeating, and neglecting what I was putting into my body. As a fitness and nutrition enthusiast, I acknowledge the science behind it, but I wanted to move away from diet culture and embrace more intuitive eating. So, I stopped counting calories and macros and instead built meal plans that were healthy and not centered around numbers.
Next, I gave up the habit of eating small amounts of junk food. I didn't quit junk food completely, but I stopped eating it in small bites. I would tell myself not to have it, but then I would have a small bite and go back to work. This habit was strange, but I believe many can relate to it. I learned to allow myself to have a treat if I wanted it, without feeling guilty about it.
Finally, I stopped comparing myself to others. This was a big challenge for me because I was always looking at other people's bodies and comparing myself to them. But I realized that everyone's journey is different and that comparison was not productive. I started focusing on my own journey and what I needed to do for my body, and that's when I started to see real results.
In conclusion, these were the habits that I got rid of to lose 30 pounds. By letting go of counting calories and macros, eating junk food one bite at a time, and comparing myself to others, I saw real results and felt better mentally and emotionally. I hope my story inspires you on your own journey to find freedom and transformation.