We live in a funny society. We treasure slim, thin, skinny and we also dole out mountains of processed snack, junk and fast foods. We sit around and watch television instead of getting up and walking to the park or grocery store.
In our society, it seems like it is a constant obsession to try to get fit yet all the time reverting back to the food and entertainment forms that are so prevalent. Every single family get together, every holiday, every celebration is centered on food and drink. Most of the time gluttonous food and drink!
So, when we start to become unhappy with the way we look (no one associates their illness or sluggishness with food) we start cutting calories. Every New Year the diet industry pulls out all the advertising plugs, because every New Year we resolve to lose all the weight we put on the years before. Diet pills, replacement shakes, artificial sweeteners, surgeries, magazines and fad diets. The problem is, these things all make our problem worse. We may lose weight quickly at first but we lose muscle at the same time and then gain back all fat, which is not so good.
Then we are minus the muscle and plus more fat.
If you want to lose weight and keep it off, look to people who have successfully done it. You will notice that they did not use diet pills, meal replacement shakes or fad diets.
14 Proven ways to lose weight for good:
Don’t skip meals
Drink more water
Eat at home
Eat whole foods
Get a good night’s sleep
Keep a journal
Eat some good, high quality protein
Take a vitamin supplement
Eat more vegetables
Give up the “c”‘s
Do a kitchen makeover and get the unhealthy foods that tempt you out of your house.
What do you think of skipping the fad diets? Throw away the diet pills! (You can throw away your sleeping pills at the same time! 2 for 1!) Start eating healthy!
If you want to lose weight, eat more green vegetables and less simple carbohydrates. Give up the “C”‘s – cakes, cookies, coke and chips! Once those are out of your house and your life you WILL lose weight.
This is what you eat!
Fruits and vegetables
Small amounts of high quality protein
Small amounts of healthy fats like coconut oil, avocado (surprised? More on fats next week!)
Quit eating takeaways, fast foods, pre-cooked, packaged meals and then come back and leave a comment (will probably take 24 hours) about how good you feel!