How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle
By Michelle May, M.D.
If your commitment to eat right and exercise always seems to lose its steam, you’re not alone!
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you think about food and eating more than you think you should?
- Do you feel guilty when you eat certain foods?
- Do you have trouble passing up tempting food even if you aren’t hungry?
- Do you often eat when you are bored, stressed, sad, lonely, or angry?
- Do you often feel too full when you’re finished eating?
- Do you fluctuate between dieting and eating too much?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ve probably discovered that dieting hasn’t solved the problem. In fact, for many people restrictive dieting leads to feelings of deprivation, cravings, overeating, guilt, and more overeating. I call it the eat-repent-repeat cycle. (To learn more about how the eat-repent-repeat cycle develops, read chapter one of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat.)
The only way to break your eat-repent-repeat cycle is to let go of the idea that a diet will solve your problems. The solution comes from learning to listen to (and trust!) the expert within.
During the New Year, New You Retreat at the beautiful Red Mountain Resort I’ll guide you through the process of learning how to eat what you love fearlessly and love what you eat mindfully. Join us December 27 - January 1st for this all-inclusive mindful eating, vibrant living retreat and get your 2013 off to a fabulous new start!
For full details, download the New Year, New You Retreat info packet. Don't miss out! The last three retreats sold out! Here’s what one retreat participant said about it: "The retreat was absolutely life changing for me. If you are tired of thinking, planning, and reacting to food in the same old way, and want to learn how to live a bigger, beautiful life, this retreat is for you."
Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yoyo dieter and the founder of the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops and the award-winning author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle.
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