Stop Dieting. You’ll Fail Anyway.
Begin by admitting that every diet you’ve tried was a failure. Sure, you’ve rationalized them as successes because you lost a few pounds and had a conversation starter at work, but they weren’t successful in the long run, or you wouldn’t be reading this post right now.
We have been brainwashed by the billion-dollar diet and nutrition industry designed for us to fail. Through the billions spent on advertising each year, we have come to believe that packaged processed crap labeled “low-fat” or “nonfat” is somehow better for us then the product in its original, natural form. The thought-control by the food industry has been nothing shy of Orwellian, and the majority of Americans truly believe that packaged junk labeled with a slew of catchphrases (fat-free, sugar-free, low-carb) is magically better for us than food.
It’s not your fault. You are not a weak person lacking willpower or moral fiber. Instead you are biologically wired to desire sugar, salt and fat, and depriving yourself of these elements is setting yourself up for dietary failure. The industrial food complex knows this; they understand your biological needs and desires and they manipulate you through your biology. They pull the strings and we reach for the granola bars and cereal boxes and fruit juices. It’s not your fault. You are not a weak person. The strings are long and the knots are strong.
The industrial food complex, in combination with your evolutionary biology, designed a diet destined to fail. It the diet’s fault. So stop dieting. In fact, don’t ever diet again. Don’t count calories and don’t deprive yourself. Eat fat. Eat until you are satisfied. Feel full.
Instead of dieting, change your definition of food. As Michael Pollan says, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Eat real food – as much as you desire.