You Probably Shouldn't Diet.

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Not because dieting is inherently bad.⁣

Not because there’s anything wrong with wanting to change your body composition.⁣

Not because you can’t handle the challenge.⁣

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗯𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱𝗻’𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘁, 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘁.⁣

I would argue that MOST people aren’t ready to just dive into this much as our society promotes dieting 24/7 365⁣

Here are some MAIN reasons why you might not be *ready* 👇👇⁣

🚫 if it’s very difficult for you to stick to higher calories (not in a deficit), you will likely have a harddd time being adherent when hunger starts to hit during dieting (yes, hunger is pretty much inevitable)⁣

🚫 you aren’t prioritizing critical elements like sleep, stress coping, eating HEALTHY, water intake, exercise⁣

🚫 you’ve only been NOT been dieting for a short period of time (FYI over-eating on the weekends but restricting during the week doesn’t = “not dieting”, nor does a 4 week reverse diet)⁣

🚫 you need to do a ton of cardio or keep up high activity levels in general to maintain your current weight⁣

🚫 you‘re going through a stressful period of your life, or foresee one in the future (e.g. starting a new job, moving, etc) ⁣

🚫 your mindset about dieting sucks (I need a whole post for this one lol)⁣

🚫 you’ve got a messy relationship with food and/or exercise (also could be its own post)⁣

As summer approaches, I really encourage you to keep these things in mind before diving into a deficit⁣

Because if not, you could very likely, at the very least, end up spinning your wheels & wasting time...but at the worst — damage yourself mentally & physiologically ⚠️⁣

This isn’t an exhaustive “probably don’t diet if” list either.⁣

Got something to add? Lemme know ⤵️⁣