Monday, January 26, 2015

Why I Don't Diet.

Dieting. Diieeting. Dieing? That's how I feel about dieting. Dieting makes you feel like you're dieing. I don't want to die.  I don't diet. Everytime I hear someone talking about starting their "diet", they seem to be restarting over and over again. There's a certain way they say it that lets you know the hate they have for the verb. Why are you dieting? Why don't you just eat whole foods and stop stressing out over every calorie. Why? 

It has actually been close to four years since I've said the "diet" about myself. If you've followed my Instagram, blog, facebook or Twitter you'll see I'm pretty open about my fitness and food regimen. I eat and I train. Sometimes I eat more than I train. I post workouts and sometimes I post pizza or (my specialty) cupcakes. I don't believe in not being honest with myself. Yesterday I ate grilled cheese, tomato soup and beer at 3pm because I could. 
It was fabulous. I also baked a cake when I got home tonight from work. 
That too was fabulous. (Actually I hate the icing that I put on because it makes me sick so it wasn't THAT fabulous) 
I've learned to love myself and stop criticizing everything that is wrong with me.  There is nothing wrong with me. (And there is nothing wrong with you) Last week I was convinced my hips were getting bigger and for a moment tried to rework a diet plan to lose those. I mean, my pants still fit. Do I really need to change myself? No, probably not, so I'm going to try to love that new curve that I've never had before. 

Now before you think this is how I eat all the time, that's not the case. I eat very healthy 90% of the time. I just don't deprive myself the other 10% of the time. If I want chocolate and beer, I eat chocolate and beer.  Once training season comes back full swing I will not be eating those fun things. I just don't want to die so I don't diet. 

Stop depriving yourself and start loving yourself. 

-Stay wheezy, friends. 


  1. Tomato soup, grilled cheese, and beer, my faves! I don't diet either. Eat what you want (in moderation), train hard, live life!

  2. Now I'm hungry for cake and beer. I hate diets. They usually involve telling yourself "no" to something and then you keep looking forward to when you can have whatever that something is again. Kinda silly.

  3. I agree. Eat what you want, in moderation.