The writer, Vladimir Nabokov coined the term doughnut truth to mean “only the truth, and the whole truth, with a hole in the truth.”
What diets can offer to an emotional eater is no more than that – a truth with a hole in the middle, a big hole.
What they say isn’t wrong, exactly, but it is massively incomplete.
To be healthy, you DO have to find a way to eat less, and exercise more. But you also have to find a way to manage your emotions that are driving the overeating.
If you don’t learn to manage your emotions, then you just keep doing the same things over and over again. If losing weight is as simple as “eat less, exercise more,” then why isn’t anyone able to do it?
Many people WANT to be told what to do, at least at first. “Just tell me what to do and I’ll do it,” you plead. But the problem comes when you can’t actually follow the plan that is laid out by the diet books.
Emotional eaters need more guidance. They need to master the art of managing emotions without reaching for food. It’s a simple set of emotional skills, but it takes practice.
And the missing information is critically important if you are going to stop yo-yo ing. There’s nothing worse than having to start over with weight loss time and time again.
If you want to lose weight easily and comfortably, learn to manage your emotions first, before you start any new diet or food plan. It will make this whole issue of weight loss work so much better for you.
Yes, it is possible and doable to lose weight in an easy and comfortable way. Just make sure you aren’t taken in by a doughnut truth.
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