A diet can be more than just a diet. Dieting itself can be an eye opener casting new light on essential areas of your life.
We think a lot about the tools we need to make a diet a success. The diet can also be a tool.
During the process of adhering to a diet (and it is a process), issues often come up that were before handled by food. If you are being true to a diet, you won't be able to use food in that way.
So, the real issues have a chance to reveal themselves, be recognized, and be addressed. When you cease to cast the real feelings or thoughts away, that's when you give yourself the possibility of resolving the issues in a more effective way.
A diet can help you put food in its proper place. If you use it right, a diet can help you restore good judgment and balance to your life.