My name is Nicole. And I am a Monday Dieter. I have averaged that in my lifetime I have started 1,664 Monday diets. A Monday Dieter is someone who can relate to this scenario….Every Monday, you start a diet. By midweek, you’re completely off the wagon and vow to try again next Monday. That usually means every weekend you eat everything in sight in preparation for starting your new diet that Monday. If you have ever said these words to yourself or a friend, “I will start my diet Monday,” this blog was created to become a place of peace for you.
Here’s why: if losing weight was as easy as eating healthy, eating less and moving more we’d all be at our goal weight. It’s NOT though. There is an emotional component to dieting and we need to bring awareness to that. Many of us, me included, are emotional eaters. We soothe ourselves with food, so when emotions hit us midweek, we eat. When we eat, we’re off our diet so we must start a new one on Monday.
Like most women, I have spent the majority of my life battling my scale and wanting to lose more weight. I can confidently say I’ve been on a diet every day of my life since I was 9. Losing weight is ALWAYS on my mind. Food is always on my mind. I’ve always believed in the fairy tale of weight loss, that my problems will melt away with the pounds. That’s why for the past four years I have researched and reflected on WHY I eat what I eat when I eat it (with the help of two amazing nutrition and eating disorder professionals). I wanted to understand WHY I am always dieting, why I start a diet EVERY Monday. It’s been magical to peel back the layers and understand WHY my life is one big Monday Diet. It’s okay to start a diet on Monday, hit the reset button, but it’s not okay to hate yourself when you fail. And when you understand yourself emotionally, you can better understand your relationship with the Monday Diet.
There never will be the perfect Monday to start a diet. But there will always be Monday. And I hope to provide insight to help you and myself continue to break free from starting a brand new diet every Monday. It’s here that you’ll find me discussing the reality of being a woman in a world where we constantly wage war against our bodies. Monday Dieter was created to encourage all women to open up, support each other and share.
Every Monday I post as a reminder that you’re more than the number on the scale. I post every Monday to give you inspiration to have the best week possible. A week where you aren’t emotionally eating by Tuesday. I post to help you better understand the emotional component of eating. And if weight loss is your goal, I post to help you, too.
I am a 32-year-old television producer working in New York City. I am also a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend and empathy enthusiast. Like most young professionals in New York City…I am powered by Starbucks. I am currently in grad school to get my Master’s in nutrition.
Let’s end Monday Dieting & Dieting….FOREVER and learn to live healthy & happy.