Hey Shannon, with instagrammers like that, I might actually like Instagram one day when I decide to use it regularly. Thanks for adding to the conversation in a constructive way. Your readers might also find Tim Spector's book 'The Diet Myth' valuable. I've found various interviews online with Gabor Mate very inspiring. He's a Canadian physician who speaks and works extensively with the impact of emotional trauma on our lives and on addiction. He also talks a lot about ADHD - which he eventually came to realise he has. He was diagnosed as an adult and it went a long way towards helping him understand his own life. One of my boys has a lot of ADD traits though he hasn't been formally diagnosed. He was 17 or so before it struck me. He also seems to have a sugar addiction. :-( Sadly, recognising his traits helped me feel a lot more patience and empathy for him than I had felt before. I say, 'sadly' because I realise I could surely have been a better parent if I hadn't interpreted his behaviours through a lens of 'Why is this child so lazy and disorganised and irresponsible and reckless?'
I've come to realise that there is so much variety in what motivates people and what 'works' for me, may not work for most people. I feel like I'm at the beginning of my journey of exploring this stuff. Health behaviour isn't a formula, it's a field. All human behaviour is complex and I totally love your reminder that health is a journey. One of the things Dr Gabor Mate grumbles about is that word 'lifestyle.' He says we should be talking about 'life'. That very word 'style' is superfluous! He's right.
I used to have a more narrow view of so many things but with time, thankfully, comes maturity and change.