None of us here are dieting. We are eating whatever we want in whatever quantities we want. We realize that dieting does not work. If it did, people would go on one diet, succeed, and never look back. Diets have failed us reeatedly, and we know deprivation is not the way!
We eat what we want, but we listen to our body and it's cravings to know what it needs. Most of us have eaten nothing but sweets and junk the first few weeks on this program, but then realized that we REALLY craved a salad, fruit and some whole grains after a while. This is gentle nutrition! Eat what your body tells you it needs!
We don't go to a gym unless we really enjoy it. Our exercise is something we integrate into our day and don't stress about. Try taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking the car further away, or walking to a nearby errand instead of driving. Do you like to dance? Then take a dance class! Is swimming your thing? Go to the pool! We don't time our workouts, take our pulses or deprive ourselves of food before or after a workout for fear of "undoing" all the work we just did. We know that a body in motion needs fuel to stay in motion! We do what feels good and keep doing it because it makes us feel better!
We realize that many of our bad eating habits come from emotional issues that need to be addressed and healed. Do you eat out of stress, happiness, sadness, grief or discomfort in your skin? We've all done it and we're all here to talk about it together so we can get over it!
It really helps if you have read the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. It will be hard to try to teach all the principles of this way of living without it, but you are welcome to try if you would like to be a part of this group without buying the book.
Be kind to one another on this forum! We are all delicate souls who want to heal and better ourselves and have chosen to gather here for support.