Yeah, same. Actually, I don’t think I could tell you how many times I have go on and off a diet. And I have been on all of them. Weight Watchers, Keto, Macro counting, Gluten Free, etc… I would be successful, then fall off the wagon and blame it on my lack of self-control.
Y’all- self control is NOT our problem. Having a diet mentality is. We were never taught how to listen to our bodies, but rather taught how to restrict them. We never learned how to live, just leaned how deprive ourselves of living.
Typically when we diet, we are underfed. When this happens, we end up obsessing over food whether that’s from the diet or starvation. This has nothing to do with willpower, but our biology and how much we are fighting it. Overcoming this is only done by learning how to honor our hunger and give ourselves unconditional permission to eat. This sounds backwards, I know, but it’s the only way to be truly free of the diet mentality.
Interested in learning more about that? Check out “Intuitive Eating” by Eveyln Tribole and Elyse Resch. This book has completely CHANGED THE GAME for me!