Something triggered you.
𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘳, 𝘮𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘥𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘮𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥’𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵.
You decided this was the only option.
You needed to see something change.
But you also have a hint of hesitation.
You know either from experience or from others that crash diets don’t last.
They are painful in the moment, and painful when you lose the progress.
But they bring almost immediate results…
Or maybe not.
You remember how hard that diet is to maintain.
You think about all the gatherings and happy hours you’ll have to turn down.
You think about what your kids are thinking when they see a sliver of food on your plate.
The last thing you want in this world is to impact how they feel about food or their bodies.
But you are stuck in those feelings yourself. You want change.
But what does change mean? Who decides what needs to change?
Oh wait, you do.
You can choose to role model the behaviors you want your kids to develop.
You can decide what healthy means and how it feels.
You can decide that the scale and society doesn’t dictate what success is for you.
You know a crash diet isn’t the route to the destination you’re trying to reach.
Trust your gut, because you know there are better ways.