0

Your Cart is Empty

February 29, 2016 4 min read

If you have ever struggled to lose weight, you know this one thing to be true: dieting doesn't work. Trust us, it isn't just you. In fact, recent research has determined that dieting may actually work against you and lead to greater weight gains! To put it simply, diets are designed to fail, says  Linda Bacon, PhD, associate nutritionist at the University of California, Davis, professor at the City College of San Francisco, and author of the books  Body Respect and Health at Every Size. So what exactly are you supposed to do? Losing weight is a worthy goal but in order to get there, you need to shift your mindset. Here are 5 ways to drop the dieting mindset and get yourself to a state of improved health. inpost

1. Identify the real culprit

You are not the problem. You are not lacking willpower, you are not a failure. Diets are simply not sustainable. "Recognize that dieting is the problem, not the solution," says Dina Zeckhausen, PhD, an Atlanta-based psychologist and founder of the Eating Disorders Information Network. More often than not, when you deprive yourself of foods, you are setting yourself up for an inevitable binge down the road. Try, instead, to eat according to your body's natural hunger and fullness cues. Look at the triggers that can lead you to overeating. Examine your "daily unconscious habits, emotional triggers like stress and anxiety, and physiological triggers like being overly hungry or full," says Zeckhausen.

2. Get what you really need

You may want to consider taking a step back from your weight loss goals until you have your eating habits under control. "Once the binge eating has subsided, the next step is to learn healthy ways to get psychological needs met, whether through moderate exercise or reaching out to others for support," says Zeckhausen. "When you are coming from a place of self-love instead of self-loathing you will make choices that support this value system–when you love something you want to take care of it!" (Want to start an exercise routine? Check out over 115 hours of workouts available on SweatFlix℠!) [bctt tweet="5 Ways To Ditch Yo-Yo Dieting For Good!"] inpost2

3. Trust your body

Your body wants you to be healthy. It works hard to keep your blood sugar and fat levels within a certain range and if you are restricting calories, your body ramps up your appetite in an attempt to restore that balance. Dieting "teaches you to distrust your body and deny its needs," says Bacon. "The body is very effective at managing your weight, if you let it do its job." Overeating and starving yourself are sure fire ways to prevent your body from being able to do this job. Being healthy starts with respecting your body. When you diet, you are telling your body that what it needs is wrong. And this philosophy is just, well, wrong!

4. Take the direct route

"There is no reason anyone needs to lose weight to get what they're really looking for," says Bacon. It would be understandable if you felt otherwise in our thin and fit obsessed society. These attitudes can reinforce a negative self-image. Look at why you want to lose weight in the first place. Are you looking to be happier? Healthier? More attractive? Instead of placing your focus on how to get a thin body to achieve those things, concentrate on how you can get those things NOW. What can you do in your life right now to feel happier, healthier and more attractive? "Go after those directly, instead of believing you need to first lose weight," says Bacon. inpost3

5. Shift your focus

You may have yourself convinced that life will be perfect once you hit your goal weight, but the truth is, that may not be the case. "Moving toward increased self-acceptance and taking power away from your weight will do much more to improve your life," says Bacon. Many people "believe that hating their body is an essential motivation for change, so they resist letting go," she explains. This belief may actually stand in the way of change. Real change comes from a place of valuing yourself enough to want to make your life better. "By first learning to have a positive relationship with your body, even if that body is not 'perfect,' you strengthen your ability to make change," says Bacon. Healthy eating and dieting are not the same. Pull yourself from that relentless cycle and let us help you build the foundation you need for a lifetime of healthy habits! The BodyRock Meal Plan offers you  30 days worth of healthy meals and snacks that are nutritiously balanced and sure to satisfy your tastebuds.  No more menu planning, no more boring dishes. No more feeling starved. Each week, we give you a detailed grocery list so all you have to do is grab the ingredients and follow along. It really doesn't get any easier! Get your BodyRock Meal Plan here! Are you a reformed yo-yo dieter? How did you kick the habit? Source: Woman's Day

Leave a comment


Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?
What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?

July 14, 2019 3 min read 137 Comments

Do you think your booty looks a little flat? This might be why!
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read 5 Comments

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Shipping & Delivery

Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. There is an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as online shopping has skyrocketed, due to store closures and stay-at-home mandates. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-6 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Are you in Canada? Specifically, are you outside of a metropolitan centre? We need to alert you to a disruption in shipping due to COVID-19. Our preferred shipping provider, UPS, has informed us that they cannot guarantee express shipping for many locations. We have also seen that packages delivered to Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, etc, are not waylaid, but packages delivered to areas just outside of these cities are being held in transit for days or even weeks. UPS has discontinued their guarantee of 1-4 day delivery, which you can read more about here. Therefore, we can guarantee early fulfillment but not early delivery of our goods from our warehouse to your door at this time.

 

We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.

We ship within Canada and the United States via UPS with Standard & Expedited shipping (whichever is faster)

For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International (EUROPE and Other Nations), which is usually in transit for 7-10 business days, depending on location.

We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Delays caused due to custom withholds are not included in these estimated delivery times.

Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.

Clothing

All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.