Reason #6: Diets Love Rules – Rules That You Just Can’t Keep!
One thing we don’t like is rules. Now, don’t get us wrong, we are not talking about rules instituted by those in authority in an effort to maintain order and ensure that things are running smoothly. Schools, workplaces, and the like need rules to operate. Without them there would be chaos. We are former teachers, so we get that.
Instead, the rules we are talking about are man-made rules that people enforce on others due to preference or how they think people should live their lives. Rules about the way you should dress. Rules about the way you should raise your kids. Rules about how you should eat.
And that is exactly what diets do. They impose upon you what you are to eat, when you are to eat, where you are to eat, you name it. If it has anything to do with food (and maybe even exercise) they have a rule for you!
Rather than enforcing rules, Peace with Food is based on principles – timeless truths that are true for all people at all times. These principles govern the world we live in. And whether we like them or not, they rule supreme.
An example would be the law of sowing and reaping. We learned early in our Peace with Food journey that when we plant the seeds of depriving ourselves of the food we love, we will eventually reap those seeds back in the form of a binge. We also learned that not having appropriate boundaries results in overeating and weight gain.
Not rocket science, just cause – effect.
So, if you’re like us and are tired of rules, come join us at living with peace.
Life’s a whole lot better, we found, when we pitched the rules and began living by principles!
Living by principles will bring you peace.