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Diet vs lifestyle

Friday, March 14, 2014

Diet vs lifestyle

If you don’t influence the world, the world will influence you.

Diets have a beginning, middle and end – think for a special event like a class reunion. Beginning excitement, middle ho-hum and end the event. The diets I have tried have all failed. I know why. Some ended because the event/reason was over. More times than not I felt that I just couldn’t do it anymore. These diets are so tempting it seems that people are getting fast result from the newest fads. Don’t fall for it they are in that vicious diet cycle.

Lifestyle changes are very different. You start and there is no end game. You adopt habits and slowly add things that make you healthier and happier. There is a lot more mental preparation here. For me that included food prep and meal planning. You have to know that you will stumble and fall. You will be tempted to revert to old habits. It is normal to struggle but you have to hold on to the desire to be the best version of yourself every day. This is all about progress and small permanent changes. This process is painfully slow (the further you have to go the longer it will take). It is worth it. You are worth it and so am I.

Take those changes as they come, take small and purposeful steps.
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  • GODS_TEMPLE
    I've had people ask 'How long are you going to be on this diet?' 'How much weight are you going to lose?' 'When are you going to stop losing weight?'

    They really can't get it into their heads that I AM NOT on a DIET. I try to explain the lifestyle change, but it just doesn't sink in...

    I guess it's something you have to live to understand. So many friends 'diet' for a month or so before going on vacation...or on a cruise...just to gain it all back in a week or 2.

    Life is a long time, and I'm tired of the YOYO mentality!

    Thanks for the great blog!
    1704 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    emoticon emoticon
    1706 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    You live those days one day at a time. They are no slower than any other days, they just SEEM that way when you want something really badly. But they do pass. If you are able to follow your plan, you'll be that many days closer to goal.
    1706 days ago
  • LADYBUG546
    Absolutely
    1706 days ago
  • AUNTRENEE
    Amen to that.
    1706 days ago
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