How many times have you been on a diet and you've been doing really “great" at it, and then something happens and you end up going off the deep end and eating everything you weren't supposed to eat on your diet?
Then it just becomes this thing where it's like well, I'll start tomorrow, or I'll start Monday. Then you're on a binge for the next several hours or days.
That is the cycle of the diet-binge reality— It is a pendulum, swinging from restriction to bingeing every single time.
It's that last supper mentality of “Well, F it, I'm just gonna wait until tomorrow," that ends up keeping people really stuck in this swing between heavy restriction to way outta control eating.
I want to offer that instead of going into that mentality of “Well, I'll just start tomorrow" or "I'll start Monday", that you have it in your mind "Start now!"
Start now! Now's the time.
Now is the only time you ever have to make a different behavioral choice.
So even if you've eaten something that feels out of alignment with the kind of food that you wanna be putting in your body, you just accept that you ate the thing you didn’t want to eat, and then declare that you are going to make a different choice now to show up and be more honoring of the life that you really want to be living.
Your tiny action for today is the next time that you notice that you're having that old diet mentality voice in your head that says "I'll start tomorrow" or "I'll start Monday," that you instead think “What can I do right now to help create the change that I want in my life?"
Something really small, like go drink a glass of water. Or go outside, and take a few deep breaths, and maybe go on just a one block walk.
It doesn't have to be a lot, but doing one small action now can start to bust up that diet mentality thinking that we need to start on Monday, and that can be what you need to finally find the freedom that you're looking for in your food relationship.