Self-sabotage is a major problem for dieters because they’re often not aware that they’re sabotaging themselves. They often feel as if their struggles are only caused by external influences, but deep down, they’re the ones who are causing the conflict. Have you ever done it?
Why would anyone want to sabotage their diet? Did you get stuck in a pattern of yo-yo dieting when you were younger?
Most often, it’s because some part of you isn’t ready to release the weight, or you otherwise have resistance to sticking to a healthy eating and exercise plan.
Here are 3 common reasons why you may be sabotaging your diet:
If you were a kid, did your parents try to force you to eat vegetables or other things you don’t want to eat? Were candy banned in your home? If so, you may be unconscious rebellion against the whole concept of dieting or deprivation in general. Even though you consciously want to lose weight, another part of you keeps lashing out & saying: “No, you can not make me!”
Another common cause of self-sabotage is fear. You may be afraid to lose weight, perhaps because you’re not afraid to deal with being thin, or you may fear to gain all the weight back again. Every time you try to eat well & exercise to lose weight, some parts of your brain says, “Oh no, I really don’t want it, I’d not be able to handle it . Most often it’s because some of you’re not ready to release the weight, or else you’ve resistance to sticking to a healthy eating & exercise plan.
Stubbornness is another common cause of self-sabotage. Every time you try to eat healthy meals or take care of yourself, an inner part of you dig’s its heals in & says, “No, I don’t want to change my habits. I like my habits just the way they’re ” You want to lose weight & get in shape, but you don’t want to give up your favorite foods & bad lifestyle habits. ”
Overcome those sabotaging behaviours may take some work, but there are several ways to do it. You could deal with some positive self-talk & convince yourself that you choose to eat healthier & lose weight, there is nothing to fear, make minor changes so they seem less overwhelming. You can also use tools such as meditation, visualization, hypnosis, & meridian tapping to clear any resistance you may keep.
The good news is that when you remove the problems that lead you to sabotage your diet, you’ll find it almost effortless to stick to & achieve your weight loss goals will be a snap.