Why I Quit Dieting! True Stories from Real Women

These women finally realized that diets can do more harm than good. So, they quit. And they all got healthier the right way...without powders, magic pills or mean people that yell at you and call you liar. Here's how they learned to be quitters (33 Photos)

Ragen Chastain on May 23, 2012 at 10:36AM

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Why I Quit Dieting! True Stories from Real Women

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Alaura Quit Because:

“Diets like Weight Watchers, which was the last diet I tried before I quit, reinforced the message that my body was not to be trusted. It wasn't working for me and I was trying to recover from an eating disorder. When I took the terrifying leap into a world without food rules I learned to really listen to my body. Since I no longer exercise as punishment for my food choices or with weight loss as the end goal, I have identified many forms of exercise and movement that I LOVE. Walking, yoga (my favorite), swimming and dancing around my room ridiculously are a few examples. I have so much more time and free mental space available to me now that I actually have the ability to recognize positive aspects of my body. I am now grateful for all of the amazing things my body can do.

Check in with yourself and, when it comes to exercise, if it doesn't make you feel good, don't do it. Notice and appreciate all of the amazing things your body does for you on a daily basis. Maybe even say, ‘Thank you.’ :)”

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