Last weekend, I broke up a 15 year relationship.
After 12 volatile months, I finally decided to let go.
I mean, there’s no point in going round in circles. You’re either on or off. I hate in-between greys.
Who on earth would leave you stranded on a cold, dark night on a busy round about? My car did.
It’s heart wrenching to let go of a Valentine’s day present. And I thought of you.
“Let go, or be dragged.” – Zen Proverb
Do you find yourself believing the latest promises to make you look good and feel great after just a few weeks? You know, maybe it was the one that was recommended by a friend with surreal and fabulous results. The diet that promised you that you would lose weight only to put it all back on a month later once you start to come off of it, and join the real world of food again.
Blissball, it’s time to let go of what doesn’t serve you any more!
What do you do now? You’ve admitted that this relationship is a problem, and want real results, real change, and a real healthy and happy life. How do you break free from act-repent-repeat cycle?
By crowding out.
Deprivation sucks. You cannot spend a lifetime counting calories and dieting. Think about it –your belly can only fit so much food at once, so if you fill it up with good stuff, you’ll be less likely to crave the bad.
Here are some simple tricks to start crowding out the unhealthy foods.
1.Stay hydrated. Don’t wait to sip the H2O till your mouth is dry. You will end up looking like a dried up prune! Start your morning with a cup of warm lemon water with honey.
2. Feast on fruits and vegetables. They are packed with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants to keep you satiated for longer. I have gained belly fat eating fruits and greens, said no one ever!
3. Plan and prep ahead. Planning your meals ahead will help crowd out the unhealthy foods. You’ll be better prepared if you have your healthy snack ready rather than grabbing that chocolate bar at a fuel station.
“If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail” – Benjamin Franklin
Now-how’re going to crowd out your plate this week? You don’t have to do all in one go.
I am waiting to hear your let go stories below.