Diets are all wrong.
A lot of people at my new job have noticed how I eat. They always ask me what diet I’m on.
I AM NOT ON A DIET and seriously, if you want to be healthy, look radiant, have boundless energy, a positive attitude and a body that is strong and in shape then you shouldn’t be either!!!!
I don’t restrict my calories, hell the only time I even consider calories is when I think I might not be getting enough.
Bread is ok. Whole grain bread with fiber and no high fructose corn syrup.Sugar is ok. Honey, fruit, hell I even have a little brown sugar.Fat is good for you! Avocados are one of my favorite things to eat!
I am not going for weight loss here. I can stand to lose some weight and it is an added bonus. But this weight loss is happening as a result of my focus on health. I could eat a freaking hamburger and fries everyday and lose weight if I wanted to. So why don’t I?
Well, the reason I changed my life was more than wanting to be thin. I honestly never wanted to be thin anyway. I changed because I was tired of FEELING fat, tired of feeling bloated, heavy, sluggish, tired, depressed, and out of control. I wanted to feel bright, healthy, and full of life. In order to do that the main focus is HEALTH. Which means eating a balanced diet, one full of all the essential nutrients you need. A diet full of REAL food, WHOLE food.
That’s not to say that from time to time I indulge in foods that are familiar to me, because I most certainly do.
The reason I eat the way I do is because it makes me FEEL GOOD.
And exercise. It might seem daunting at first, even a punishment. Believe me, getting to the point where you can see that exercise is much more than burning calories is when real excitement for life sets in. I exercise because it makes me feel capable, strong, and fucking good.
Stop looking at diets. Stop thinking about calories. Stop focusing on weight. Get the bigger picture people, it changes your entire perspective on yourself and on life.
Take care of your health and everything else falls into place.