The term moderate is a relative term! When I wasn't tracking food and had no clue how many calories I was eating, I thought that eating moderately was just eating 3 squares a day and dessert on occasion! I had no idea that the foods I was eating had as many calories in a single meal as I needed for the entire day! And that IS when I was trying to eat moderately! So who is wrong? The Spark Staff is educated regarding healthy eating as I was not. SO I could say that they used the wrong word while I am sure that they would claim the we need to become educated to know what moderate eating really is! Now that I've changed the foods that I eat, modified my behaviors and habits, sometimes I find it hard to meet my calorie range. I have to EAT MORE to get to the healthy range which is above the starvation range! After substituting my foods and getting comfortable eating smaller portions, the tables have turned!
When I started SP, I had gone through the life lessons that taught me that the easy way out doesn't happen! Doing the work, being committed, spending the time to learn, putting forth the effort to change my habits isn't a chore for me now but what I understand as necessary to get to where I want to be!
I've gone on diets and lost lots of weight only to gain it back with more when I didn't commit to the life long lifestyle change. Consider that what you were doing is what got you to where you are! If you loose weight and then go back to living the way you were, can you realistically, honestly believe that the lost weight won't come back?
Dieting is a lie and a scam! It's a lie that dieters tell themselves and the diet pushers are happy to supply you with the program of your choice as many times and for as long as you want! Even if they know, and for them it is, it is a lifestyle change which is the only real long term answer. Why not, they're making money doing it while you ride the roller coaster of weight loss and the eventual weight is regained until you decide to go on a diet again.
That is why lifestyle change is becoming the better know and only real answer. As a matter of fact, most heath motivators have been saying that all the while. The majority of "Dieters" just don't seem to take hold of that concept of reality and are focused on getting the quick fix answer or that miracle pill!
There is an entire industry that is banking on the failure that is inevitable for those who can't transition to lifestyle change.
Hope this tough love truth hits home and helps motivate others to get past that lie so that the truth can set you free! Victory is yours only if you will grab hold of it and desire to go through what it takes to get there! No magic pill, No gimmicks, No quick fixes and no temporary patches. Hard work commitment and long term change IS the only honest answer!
Edited by: HEALTHY4UNI at: 4/1/2013 (23:48)