You Cannot Diet And Trust Yourself At The Same Time

Trusting yourself is one of the hardest things to do.

So, I’m going to go ahead and ‪#‎truthbomb‬ you for a moment here.

When we ‘trust’ ourselves, we base it on our personality, our ego – the part of us that has let us down time and time again. There is a conditional trust, it’s based on mistakes, mess ups and letting ourselves down.

We go back in time and play mind games with ourselves, we find all the things we’ve done in the past that broke our trust – therefore, we can say we trust ourselves, but really, we don’t feel it or embody it.

I want you to dig deeper than your personality and ego, I want you to dig into your soul, into the depths of your being. Within that space, there is the capacity for trust and the feeling of total self-empowerment. Within the soul lays the potential to feel it, not just think about it.

There is no such thing as trusting while simultaneously dieting. You do one or the other, not both.

If you’re dieting, you’re essentially telling your body “I don’t trust you, let me manipulate my calories and listen to everyone else” while being in full trust goes something like this “Body, you’ve always had my back, please guide me and teach me how to nourish myself from within”

Massive difference.

When we restrict (which of course, leads to binging, because it’s just a physical reaction to deprivation) we are denying the capacity and ability for us to trust and be lead by our bodies and intuition.

The choice is yours – when you decide, decide hard.

Decide it’s inevitable, decide there is simply no other way or option but to go into the depths of your soul to find the inner trust.

You’ve got this.

27 Comments

  • Linda Woods
    Posted at 5:21 am, Reply

    Wow, I just realized something when I read this line “There is no such thing as trusting while simultaneously dieting. You do one or the other, not both.” this is so true and I have not been trusting my body the whole time.

  • Brenda
    Posted at 3:57 am, Reply

    It saddens me that we only give our body conditional trust. 🙁 You are correct Sam, we really just have to trust our body and intuition.

  • Joanna
    Posted at 3:47 am, Reply

    After all of my dieting, I also feel that my body doesn’t trust me. 🙁 But thank you Sam for showing me that I could still trust my body and my body could still trust me.

  • Sheila
    Posted at 4:33 am, Reply

    I am guilty in giving my body conditional trust and it is really true that this does not work. Just trust your body be present and feel. Listen to your intuition.

  • Greta B
    Posted at 4:10 am, Reply

    Just trust your body, it knows better hahaha We just have to learn to listen to it. 🙂

  • Emily G
    Posted at 3:55 am, Reply

    I agree with you Greta, just don’t give your body conditional trust. 🙂

  • Rikka
    Posted at 3:43 am, Reply

    Trust based on mistakes and mess ups are bound to fail. Don’t set yourself up to failure. Just trust your body, listen to it, feel it. Remember to sync mind and body.

  • Julia
    Posted at 3:25 am, Reply

    Body, you’ve always had my back, please guide me and teach me how to nourish myself from within. This is my new mantra. 😀 Thank you Sam!

  • Dianne
    Posted at 2:29 am, Reply

    That is right Julia. 🙂 we just have to learn to trust our body back.

  • Brenda
    Posted at 2:55 am, Reply

    What are those conditional trust that you gave your bodies? 😀 I usually say I could eat 3 hotdogs if I do 30mins in the treadmill.

  • Marian
    Posted at 5:30 am, Reply

    Like me I say I can’t have a slice of cake until I jog in the morning.

  • Sharron
    Posted at 4:09 am, Reply

    If I eat a 400 calories I need to burn 450 calories after.

  • Mackenzie
    Posted at 7:03 am, Reply

    If I don’t finish 60 situps, I won’t go out and eat with my friends tonight.

  • Wilma
    Posted at 3:46 am, Reply

    I need to do a 45 mins exercise before I could have a 168 calories meal.

  • JANINE
    Posted at 5:18 am, Reply

    “There is no such thing as trusting while simultaneously dieting. You do one or the other, not both.” Truly an enlightenment. Worth to read.

  • DIONNE
    Posted at 3:10 am, Reply

    That #truthbomb though. There are things about me that I thought I had already mastered, but then I encounter blogs like these. Makes me feel humbled and keeps telling me that there are things that I still haven’t discovered about myself yet. Simply a fantastic read. 😀

  • CHANELLE
    Posted at 2:23 am, Reply

    I wont eat my favorite Mediterranean meal if I will not jog. Haha.

  • LYCA
    Posted at 3:19 pm, Reply

    “When we restrict (which of course, leads to binging, because it’s just a physical reaction to deprivation) we are denying the capacity and ability for us to trust and be lead by our bodies and intuition.” – I trust my body to eat healthy. Because I know that if I constantly deprive and prevent myself from eating anything, it would potentially lead to binging or over-eating.

  • AVERY
    Posted at 1:55 pm, Reply

    “When we restrict (which of course, leads to binging, because it’s just a physical reaction to deprivation) we are denying the capacity and ability for us to trust and be lead by our bodies and intuition. – I have been a believer that for a diet to be successful, it should always come from within because if it is forced, it really does lead to binging.

  • ROBBIE
    Posted at 6:22 pm, Reply

    “I want you to dig deeper than your personality and ego, I want you to dig into your soul, into the depths of your being.” – I need to do this more often for me to be able to know more about myself and be able to handle what my body really needs.

  • SUNSHINE
    Posted at 8:18 pm, Reply

    It totally makes sense. When we don’t trust ourselves, we feel trapped. We need to trust ourselves so that we can feel free and everything else will follow.

  • ZEN
    Posted at 3:53 am, Reply

    “The choice is yours – when you decide, decide hard.” – When we choose to love ourselves, it’s easy for us to accept the things that are happening in the present and the things that will happen in the future.

  • HAZEL
    Posted at 11:26 pm, Reply

    Trusting my body is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve never felt more free! 🙂

  • BELLA
    Posted at 10:59 pm, Reply

    Trust yourself that whatever comes your way, you can overcome it. 🙂

  • ALEXA
    Posted at 10:51 pm, Reply

    Trust yourself and everything else will follow.

  • KELLIE
    Posted at 11:24 pm, Reply

    Self trust leads to self acceptance This will lead to a different point of view about your body 🙂

  • SHANNON
    Posted at 10:49 pm, Reply

    It may sound cliche, but what resists, totally persists, The more we control ourselves, the more we risk ourselves to binge eat or over eat. It’s better to trust yourself, because in that, you’ll definitely know what’s going to be the best for yourself.

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