For more than eight years, I was a highly-respected personal trainer and nutritionist.
I also spent close to three decades struggling with my own weight and food issues—trying to “stick to” diets and/or healthy eating and lifestyle goals. Many years of struggle with binge eating, Bulimia, and what I believed at the time to be an uncontrollable sugar addiction.
During the years I was working in the fitness and nutrition industry, whenever I’d get new clients, I’d find out what their health and fitness goals were, and I’d give them the perfect plan to help them get there.
And I made sure to remind them, it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
I did that because it’s what I learned to do. It’s what everyone does.
Because that’s what we’re taught—that eating, living, or being healthy requires us to make choices that others have told us are healthy and not do the things they’ve told us are unhealthy.
You know… the perfect healthy lifestyle that constantly reminds you to:
- Eat this, not that… or you’ll get sick, disease-ridden, and die early.
- Weigh this amount and not more…. or you’ll get sick, disease-ridden, and die early.
- Move this amount each day, in these ways… or you’ll…