You Are Not Deprived

deprivedSo many of us fear deprivation.

And one of the areas that we fear this most in is eating.

Although we all want to live in fit and healthy bodies, as soon as we begin to create our new reality, feelings of deprivation creep in.

Uh oh.

I can’t do whatever I want.

This isn’t fair!

I can’t eat whatever I want.

I can’t live like this!

I’m so deprived!

Guess what?

You are not deprived.

When you decide that you want something and go after it, usually it means that you’ll be taking some actions that are different than what you are currently doing.

So, if your goal is a slim, fit body and lifestyle, chances are you’ll be eating and moving differently than you are right now.

But, when you make a decision to do anything…

You are the boss.

You are the creator.

You are choosing what you do, for you, and for the goals you want most.

Deprivation comes when you can’t do or have something you really want.

So, you can do whatever you want.

You can eat whatever you want.

You are in charge.


When you choose to make changes, you are never deprived.

You are choosing a different reality.

A reality more aligned with what you really want.

So stop telling yourself you’re deprived.

It’s a lie that keeps you stuck where you are.

You are making a choice to take care of yourself in a different way.


Not deprived.

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6 Responses to “You Are Not Deprived”

  1. Kate says:

    This is so true. I’ve become convinced that the more we try not to think or do something, the more we think about it. Resist nothing and then the idea or action you were resisting will just melt away. Thanks for the post!

  2. Kelly Hoffman says:

    Dear Cookie-

    You hit the nail on the head with this one. Deprivation is at the root of the problem for many people, including me.

    Thank you!
    Kelly Hoffman

  3. Isn’t it funny how we can convince ourselves we are deprived even when we are the ones deciding what we want to do?

  4. Kate, you are spot on! The tension we create by resisting anything builds and builds and takes on a life of its own. And then we spend more energy resisting that new tension. What a mess!

  5. Nancy Curtis says:

    This was such a great post…I have NEVER considered “resistance” as a vicious cycle…

    Thank you!!

  6. great observation, Nancy…..the thoughts around deprivation feel bad so we resist feeling them. And this leads us to a vicious cycle.