Why Diets Don’t Work: Reason #7 and #8

Reason #7:  Diets Are Not Transferable to the Rest of Your Life

Reason #8:  Diets Focus on the Distant Future

Guess what? When we started having peace with food we quickly realized something: Other areas of our life were improving as well! It was crazy—not only were we experiencing peace with food but, without realizing it, we began applying the same principles to other areas of our life. Before we knew it, we could see the quality of our relationships and experiences increasing. Life, overall, just kept getting better and better!

We have to admit, realizing that our Peace with Food concept was spilling over into other areas of our life took us by complete surprise. When we decided to kick diets to the curb a few years ago, we really had no idea what direction we were headed. We just knew the outcome we wanted: to be able to live in peace and no longer let someone (or something) take control of our lives.

So how did we get there? We experimented. With every day, we tried, and tweaked, and tried again—committed to find a way to break free of the leash that had us by the ankles for years. Every time we felt restricted or uneasy, we dissected the situation to see how we could make changes to have more peace. This process became so normal that we naturally did it in all areas of our life. Day by day we continued to adjust and make changes, and with every step we began to feel more liberated.hawaii-3

This brings us to another cool thing about Peace with Food. From the moment you decide to embrace its lifestyle, you instantly feel your internal peace-gauge go up simply by saying good-bye to that old restricted way of life. Diets, on the other hand, instantly force you to give up savored aspects of life because their rules don’t accommodate them. They focus on giving you happiness in the distant future—whenever it is that you actually reach your goal weight. Sadly, most of us never even get there, so we never get to relish in that state of happiness.

Gladly, you don’t have to worry about that any more. Peace with Food can set you free the second you decide to allow it. Better yet, your entire life will improve because of it. All you have to do is take the first step and we’ll help guide you the rest of the way. More to come…

Lara & Robynn

 Take-Home Message:

Peace with Food not only improves your relationship with food, but all other areas of your life. It also allows you to enjoy life right away.

11 thoughts on “Why Diets Don’t Work: Reason #7 and #8

      1. Fantastic! We are curious to know what other strategies and help you utilized (in addition to God) that helped contribute to your success. Such as handling days that you ate too much, and wanted to eat more–Did you get rid of the temptation of food by throwing it away immediately, or did you only rely on prayer for everything? Or both?

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      2. I appreciate you asking about how I handle temptations.

        No, I never throw anything away. LOL! Since on my food plan I can eat anything , just half, I put the other half away to eat later.

        The one rule I stick to is only three meals, no snacks at all. If I want more of something, I just save it for the next meal.

        If I get hungry before a meal, I can drink something. Sometimes, I will get a sugar free Popsicle. I don’t consider them a snack. It’s more like flavored frozen water. Since it is now cold, I will drink hot tea.

        Deserts are my major weakness and there have been times when I have felt that I have over eaten. I stuck to “only half” but I have been guilty of a half this and a half that, then a half something else. Conviction comes, and I have to walk away. It is hard. I do ask God to forgive my overeating and help me to walk away.

        Occasionally when I realize that I am focusing too much on the joy of deserts, then I will “fast ” my deserts for a time in order to focus on my relationship with God.

        It would be so easy to return to my past ways of overeating. I am grateful and amazed at the miracle God has done in my body. Another two pounds to my goal of 70 pounds lost. Wow! I am amazed.

        This miracle took place without diets, counting carbs or calories, pills , surgery, or excessive exercise. This is the easiest way I have ever lost weight. I keep telling my husband I feel like I have been healed. Amazing.

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  1. I’m enjoying your reads! I completely revamped when I wanted to lose and never called it a diet, it was a lifestyle change. It helped so much on the journey to losing weight and keeping it off. Not saying I don’t gain a few every now and again. 😉

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    1. I am so glad to hear you are enjoying these! That is so awesome that you are living in the same freedom. Isn’t it wonderful?! I’m sure we can learn a lot from one another–can’t we all! We’d love to hear your comments and we encourage sharing your advice as we dive deeper in the upcoming weeks! Stay tuned! ~Lara

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