(I know I have blogged about this before, but the insanity continues!)
I am the kind of person who wants to reach out to people when they are feeling down or struggling with the difficult journey to good health. When I am reading through blog entries and I see someone who may need encouragement, I go to their blogs to offer a kind word. But I can't leave kind words when the blogger is talking about their latest failure with "fad" diets and their next try with the latest "get slim quick" plan! It makes me so sad and so mad at the same time!
I am sad for the people who are taken in by any "diet" that offers quick and easy weight loss. I am mad at the billion dollar weight loss industry!
Again today, I read of someone who was starting over on a new diet plan. Not a healthy eating plan, another " ban these foods from your diet and you will be thin" plan! I upsets me so much to read about people struggling so much with these "diets" and failing time and time again! Why don't people understand that the reason they are failing is not their fault. It is the fault of a "faulty" diet!
Maybe I am strange, or different, but I don't find eating healthy difficult! But it is something that you have to work on! Once you figure out the basic of eating healthy, the rest is a breeze! You don't have to deprive yourself of the things you like, you just have to pay attention! You can have a cookie, but you can't eat the whole bag! you can have ice cream, just not a half gallon! If you strive to eat healthy "MOST" of the time, you will lose weight!
I actually find it fun and challenging to plan my day of eating to get all of the nutrients that I need in my allotted calorie range! I like to run the report at the end of the day to see how I did! At first when I started, I was low on this or that nutrient, but now I am meeting my goals on most days! Again, it is what you do "MOST " of the time that matters!
I get so frustrated by the "can't eat this, can't eat that" diets! As far as I am concerned if you plan says you can't have strawberries (Just and example) its a bad plan!
I must say that there are some things that I don't eat (white sugar, white flour) but I do still eat sweets once in a while as a treat. I love fruits and veggies, whole grains and dairy products! And I eat the in the correct balance! I don't feel hungry or have wild cravings for things that are bad for me! I know how to make healthier versions of things that aren't so healthy! (Alfredo sauce,etc) I am happy with the way I am eating and I am losing weight! I don't want to lose fast! I don't want excess loose skin because I lost a lot of weight quickly! I am happy with slow and steady!
I wish there was a way to convince everyone that wants to lose weight, that they don't need to cut out all their favorite foods in order to lose!
Okay, enough ranting! Good Luck to everyone on this weight loss journey! Be healthy, be happy!
Be a weight loss winner!