Have you ever tried to put on someone else’s clothing and found they were too tight or too loose? Maybe the fit wasn’t the issue, instead it was the style. It just wasn’t you.
The same holds true in eating and exercise. As you begin experimenting with what works best for you, there will be some approaches that are too tight. They will prove to be way too restrictive. Some will be too loose. They don’t provide the appropriate boundaries to keep you in check. And lastly, there will be plenty that are just not your style.
Don’t worry if it takes a little time to find the perfect fit. The important thing is that you keep trying until you find what works best for you. With each failed attempt you can cross one more approach off your list. As the saying goes: No harm, no foul. One step closer to finding what does work.
This is one of the Peace with Food mantra’s: Find what works for you.
This approach is applicable not just in the areas of eating and physical activity, but in every other aspect of our lives. Just because “everyone” else is doing something (which is never really the case), that doesn’t mean that we need to be involved in what they’re doing.
Are you feeling pressure to do something that your friends, family, or colleagues are doing? If so, take the pressure off yourself and find what works for you.
Just follow peace. When you do, you’ll begin to find those things that are the perfect fit for you.
Find what works for you.