The hunger games of dieting and how to combat them

Ange Dim
4 min readMay 19, 2021
This lady really wants a cheat meal! — Photo purchased from Freepik.

Weight loss is the number one goal on most people’s to-do list. I don’t think I’ve ever liked the word “diet” and hated being in the position of gaining weight that I know I would eventually want to lose.

You know those moments in your life when the overindulgence's take over — and you find yourself gaining weight without a second thought. It’s tough calling yourself out, knowing you’ve been dishonest about the quality and quantity of food you’ve been eating to cause this. No one is perfect, and it does happen to every one of us at some stage in our lives.

Going on a so-called “diet” is always a negative term for me. I have turned that around now and call it a “lifestyle plan” instead. As I change my language and meaning about this word — things have become somewhat easier for me. You may be asking why would changing a word have any effect on my approach? The thing is that now I think of it as a daily strategy, rather than something I do during a particular period in my life (say, when I have put on weight). Now, I make the conscious choice to always watch what I eat and become very aware of anything that may throw me off course. For me, stress is a big part of my lack of or overeating.

Everyone has their Achilles heel. When I recognised this pattern, I became aware of it, accepted it and made a pact with…

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Ange Dim

Multi-passionate creative who's immersed in health, wellness, exercise and loves creating healthy recipes. Low carb Recipes: https://bit.ly/4cHgO8r