When we are in the thick of crappy diet mentality, we often “enjoy” big elaborate Last Suppers. And I use the word enjoy loosely…because how enjoyable has a food comma ever been?
In the world of crappy diets, a Last Supper can be defined as sentences in your head that go something like this: “I’m just gonna eat this large pizza,+ a chocolate Sundae + a bag of ripple chips and onion dip. Today I’m going all in. This is gonna be the last time I’m doing this. I’m starting over tomorrow. This is for sure going to be my Last Supper!” Sound familiar?
Here in lies the rub. For those of us who struggle with obsessive dieting and chronic overeating, Last Suppers are never really final, now are they?
If we stop kidding ourselves they’re just a series of big huge suppers, because we keep having them and having them and having them-hence the word Last does not exactly apply.
You guys! This is what diet mentality does. It sets us up with crazy notions like The Last Supper. Like we should go all out on this current meal because we are going to be all in on our diet tomorrow, 9am. For sure. This is it. You know what several Last Suppers in a week or a month add up to? A stack of broken commitments to yourself, a stack of binge-eating episodes + weight gain.
The alternative? Stop putting yourself on crappy diets and believing that the diet industry is actually going to do anything good for you. Albert Einstein said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Have you ever gotten the long-term results you wanted from your diet? Would it be sane to go on another one?
The next time you get into Last Supper mentality, just stop. After all, Last Suppers are simply a justification for you to binge. In anything and everything you will ever read on how to end binge eating, the first step is always to pause. Take a beat. Are you really going to go on that diet for ever and ever, starting tomorrow 9am. Are you really never gonna eat carbs ever again?
Once you’ve taken that pause, ask yourself, “How do I want to feel in an hour?” I can guarantee you that the answer will not be, ‘I wanna be bloated, tired and unfulfilled.’
Journaling Prompt: This week I would love for you to answer the question, “Who would I be if I wasn’t constantly going on a diet?” Really think about it. How would you eat, how would you move, how would you treat yourself? How would you speak to yourself?
Stop playing the Last Supper game with yourself. Let supper be supper.
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With Love and Sanity,