Raise your hand if you feel like you’re doing all (or at least trying) the things that you’re supposed to do to feel great?

You’re watching what you eat – trying to not eat too many carbs, sugar, and take out.

You’re getting some exercise in

You’re getting sleep

You feel like you don’t eat that bad

It’s super frustrating and trying to keep up with all the rules to living a healthy wellness guru life has you exhausted. 

All of the articles, advice, and images out there make it look SO easy.  These gorgeous, tan, fit women are doing it without “falling off”. Why is it so easy for everyone else?

Raise your hand if you feel like no matter how hard you try, you just can’t stick with it?

Don’t worry. This isn’t a sales pitch on the latest juice, smoothie, super food, supplement that’s going to solve all your health questions and woes. {insert eyeroll}

This is about finally letting go and STOP doing all the things that you’re supposed to do.

The truth is – it’s not easy for everyone else.  If it was so easy and worked so well – wouldn’t there be fewer people in your circle all talking about going on the next diet? Wouldn’t there be fewer people selling the next best thing?

The reason we’re CONSTANTLY bombarded with the next nutrition and wellness trend is that NOBODY is actually doing what they’re preaching. Nobody is sticking with these new fad diets.  

This is exactly why I HATE the word diet.

This is exactly why I DO NOT prescribe to any certain way of eating.  

This is exactly why I don’t work with my clients within strict guidelines.

It’s all of these overly restrictive diets out there that are leading us to “fail” at our diets.

We’re not supposed to go without carbs.

You don’t have to give up sugar to be healthy.

But we’re constantly bombarded with cutting out this, removing that, and all the things that we’re doing wrong.  

Let me say this once and loudly – YOU’RE NOT FAILING. I repeat, YOU ARE NOT FAILING.

It’s not YOU. It’s the whole concept of diets and the culture around it that is literally designed to fail.

Diet culture has us walking on eggshells. It has us thinking that our body, health and waistline are all being held together with flimsy straws ready to get blown out of whack by one piece of bacon over brunch.  

We’re told this lie – over and over again – that we’re not good enough as we are. We’re told that if you’re not on a diet, you should be. And if you are, you need to cut out more foods and exercise more in order to be healthy.  

This is the biggest, fattest lie we are fed in our culture.  This is diet culture at it’s finest.

We’re constantly working so hard at either keeping up with our diet, beating ourselves up for not doing better while we’re on it, or we should be on one.

But has anyone stopped and wondered – if all these diets are working so well and so great for us, why aren’t we feeling better? Why aren’t we feeling more energized? Why aren’t we feeling more in love with our body and self?  

So, here’s my finest and best nutrition advice (this holiday season and every day after): LET IT ALL GO.

Let go of the rules.

Let go of the shoulds.

Let go of the restrictive lifestyle.

And instead:

Embrace where you are.

Listen to your body.

And stop living in a perpetual diet cycle.  

This is the first step to feeling great.

I call it my no rules, rule.

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