[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #71CCD5;”] I[/dropcap] believed this myth for years.
The whole idea that restricting your diet is a bad idea.
Because it leads to bingeing.
It seemed so logical.
But then I went on my low carb journey to manage my diabetes.
On one level I felt uneasy about ‘restricting’ my diet.
Because we’re not ‘supposed’ to restrict.
But my practical experience was that restriction helped me.
When I eat low carb my blood sugar is super easy to manage.
My appetite is in a happy balance.
My life is easier.
I don’t want to eat carbs.
Or binge on bread.
And I noticed the same thing in my coaching clients.
Which made me realize that maybe there could be such as thing as positive restriction.
It all comes down to the reason why you’re restricting.
If it’s because you hate your body and you want to punish yourself to lose weight.
You know how that ends.
BUT if your restriction is coming from a place of self love.
From wanting to take care of your health.
Then it can be a beautiful thing.
What do you think?
Do you restrict your diet in any way? And how is that working for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
And have fun in the kitchen!
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