The way I woke up the sleeping dieter in me was gently, like you would wake a baby.
I did it not by making a sudden promise to go on a hard diet. I spoke softly to myself with encouraging thoughts, words of appreciation. I remembered how I can accomplish things sometimes, and it gave me the idea of taking a first baby step.
I began where I was, didn’t push or shove, didn’t criticize or judge, but slowly, positively, I started to be more aware. I began to advocate for myself, be my own friend, recognizing tiny accomplishments, and rewarding them.
I woke up the sleeping dieter in me as you would call to a baby, with a loving touch, a kind word, a smile
excerpt from Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose. Volume 1. Psych Yourself to Start. Symmetry Press, 2010.