Disclaimer: I am not a trained or licensed doctor, nutritionist, therapist, nurse, or botanist. Everything on here comes from any research I have done as an athlete and certified personal trainer. If you want to find out more about how I help women lose weight sustainably and without the drama, you can check out my business SO Fit Wellness.
I have done a lot of diets out there, from crash to manageable, restricting foods and not restricting them. I have eaten in a disordered way and learned to make peace with myself, with my body, and with all of those things. It is still something I have to work at, but it’s leaps beyond where I was.
I try to keep things moderate in all aspects of nutrition and fueling for training. How do I do this? YEARS of mindful practice, experimentation, and finding what works regardless of what “experts” say. If we were preparing for a marathon intelligently, we might take a 3-4 year run-up to it from our first 5K to our first marathon.
In my estimate, I spent about 25 years dieting and using disordered eating and drinking, so I think it’s just fine that I have spent 5-6 years undoing that. It will probably take longer to really feel completely at peace with it, and I’m ok with that. I just know that 12 weeks or 21 days or whatever someone claims will “change your life” is probably not realistic for most people.