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Can’t Get It Together. Is It the Choice of Diet?

Posted Jan 31 2013 5:00am

Petrina: I’m all over the place lately. Can’t seem to get it going. Don’t seem to be able to stop once I get it going. The family’s been putting up with me, but I know it’s been wearing on them.

I don’t even know what’s the matter. I keep thinking it’s this diet I’m on. Lots of proteins. None of the old fats and carbohydrates.

Dulce: Sounds awful ‘P’. What’s Scott think about it?

Petrina: He doesn’t know what to make of me. But he’s with me. He says that if it’s the diet that doing it, I should get off the diet.

Grace: I had something like that happen to me when I was dieting to lose my weight. My emotions were all over the place, and I was too. I finally settled it for myself, though. When I realized that there was a good part of me that was not happy with who I was, I saw that it was not the diet itself. Losing weight was what was making it so I could see just how upset I was about who I was.

I put it this way to myself: When I was losing my excess weight, I didn’t have the fat or the food to cover up or distract me from my feelings about who I was. I couldn’t straighten that out myself, and I went to therapy.

Petrina: I hope that’s not the case with me.

 

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