dieting - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
"Ha! I don't diet. I just go for a little trim every now and then."
Learning the self control to eat a better diet is akin to learning how to walk for the first time; I fall down a whole lot, but so long as I get up again and take some more steps, I'll get there.
"Forget about everything except self control," Sasha would say, "everything you need, all success, comes from self control and consistency; and that includes dieting, weight loss, whatever. Control yourself, know yourself, know what your real limits are and not the fake ones your upper mind invents with a thousand reasons and ten thousand pieces of supporting 'evidence.' Teach yourself discipline and you will have your best life in the best shape you can be. That I promise."
A million greedy companies sit down to dine on your psyche, cutting and dividing you up, fighting for a bigger pile of your tasty fatty neurones. Each of them making more clever claims than the last with their shallow science, sowing fear when confidence is key to a healthy life balance.
There are perhaps more pages on dieting out there than almost anything else and it could be summed up in a few words. Love yourself, feel your true worth as a soulful person, then build your ability for self control on a daily basis. Once you have mastered that, once you stop looking for a "finish line," the rest of your success story writes itself.
When you learn to show up for yourself every day; when you learn that a treat is a treatment of yourself that increases your self esteem and not your addictions, you will come to a healthy balance in all things, including your diet.
I am a powerful animal, born to run and develop muscles, able to feel the burn of exercise and welcome it as a friend. I am intelligent enough to fuel my body with healthful foods and self controlled enough to forgo excess. Perhaps once, as a child this was difficult, but mastery of the self is a part of adulthood.