7 Stages of Modern Dieting – Don’t let them get the best of you


7 Stages of Modern Dieting – Don’t let them get the best of you
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I don’t know about you, but Modern Family is one of my favorite new addictions. Johnny and I record every episode, old and new and watch them before we go to bed. Over the past month this has been somewhat of a religion. I’m pretty sure Johnny believes he is Phil (Ty Burrell) sometimes.

Recently we watched episode 3 “Cam Goes Through The Stages.” It was absolutely hysterical. Cam decides he is going to lose weight by following a dieting plan that follows a juice fast (never a good idea!). His partner, Mitchell gets pulled into the diet and agrees to follow the same fast (Great idea for couples and friends).

What does this have to do with health or fitness?

In the episode, Mitchell explains how he hates when Cam goes on a diet, because he always goes through the “Stages” of food withdrawal.

* Sorry about the ad in the beginning, but it’s worth the wait. You only have to watch through the stages part then keep reading for the moral of this story. 

Stage 1 – Throw out all old food that could tempt you to cheat.

Stage 2 – Blaming a relative, husband, or wife for food failure.

Stage 3 – Soap Actress “Drama Queen”

Stage 4 – Rush of Epiphanies and Mantras

Stage 5 – Despair

Stage 6 – Rage

Stage 7 – The Unknown

This part of the episode made me die laughing, only because it was so true. I have been on so many different diets, and no matter what ones I try I inevitably follow some sort of emotional pattern.

The moral of Cam’s Episode and This Blog:

Be aware of your emotions while dieting. You might think you’re happy go lucky, or that your spouse is sabotaging you. When in reality your the one acting out.  You will get hungry, you will get mad you can’t eat that cupcake or bowl of cereal, but remember why your really mad. The food. Not because of your family or your skinny friend who can eat anything she wants.

Keep your food clean and stay classy.

Love,

A food Addict

 

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A little more about Natasha Hawkins...

Experience: Division 1 Fastpitch Softball player at San Jose State. Degree: B.S in Marketing and Advertising Certifications: Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer Interests: She loves the way the brain works and how personalities and attitude can create a warrior of an athlete that will always persevere and make success for themselves. While she is not a certified nutritionist she studies and practices the Paleo diet and Zone eating. Quirk: I am an avid archer and hunter. Yup, it's true. I have shot archery since I could walk, and hunted with my Dad since I was born. I also have a sister (Cheridan Hawkins) who is a stud pitcher for the Oregon Ducks Softball Team and is on the Junior Olympic Team. My youngest sister Charli Hawkins trains with me at CrossFit and is also a catcher on the 12U California Grapettes. Follow Natasha on Twitter: @NatashaBHawkins