Ending the binge + restrict cycle doesn’t start with another diet

Do you find yourself constantly thinking about food and your body?

you walk by a mirror, catch a glance of what you look like, and immediately your brain starts to tell you everything that is wrong with you and your body.

You start to think about starting that new diet or maybe working out a little more to get in shape for summer.

You remember the diet your best friend and her whole family have been doing with some success.

You get the meal plan, go to the store get all the food, download the workout program.

You hit it hard for a few days…

feeling pretty good, proud of yourself even for being able to be so good and disciplined.

Day 5, 6, 7 rolls around, and the feelings of deprivation and restriction are almost too much to bear. You tell yourself you gotta stay strong.

Eventually the hunger + deprivation is too much.

next thing you know you’re completely ‘off plan’ binging on everything in sight.

At first it feels good, like relief.

Then the guilt settles in. You feel horrible. What have you just done.
You’ve just outdone all that hard work you’ve been putting in.

You vow to start over. This time you’ll try even harder, be even more disciplined…

We know how this cycle goes. If you’ve dieted for any period of time, you have likely ridden this roller coaster too.

it’s exhausting. It takes up so much mental and emotional energy.

This is not what you imagined it would be like when you embarked on the journey to a fitter, healthier you. everywhere you look it seems like this is how it’s done.
Every one else is doing it too, so it must be right, right?


Approaching food and exercise this way will only ever keep you stuck and miserable. Feeling like a total failure and like there is something wrong with you.

Where I see most people start is by changing what + how much they are eating and exercising more.

But, if you notice, the cycle almost always starts with a low sense of self esteem or confidence in the bod you’re in now.

You have to start there—while also making small changes to your lifestyle.

If you want to end the diet cycle in your own life, I can 100% help you with that. You can message me at alisha@alishacarlson.com to set up a chat.

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