It’s so common to call eating foods like pizza “cheating”. Cheating on what? What if you just called eating foods like pizza enjoying yourself and enjoying the food. What if eating was just eating and not cheating?
When we stop labeling food “good” or “bad” then we can stop labeling ourselves as such based on the foods we eat.
Cut the food guilt and there’s a whole lot of time right there for just about anything else!
Commenting on someone’s weight loss (aside from reinforcing the false ideal that fat=bad and thin =good) might be complimenting someone with cancer, an eating disorder, depression, food insecurity, substance abuse, and a whole lot of other conditions.
Just dropping in to remind you that you don’t lack willpower for eating an extra pancake, drinking a latte, eating the kids’ leftovers, or having a cookie (or 12).
So think about it for a second. If restricting food and exercising led to sustained weight loss over time, every single one of us would be in smaller bodies. We’d all look more or less the same.