When I use to hear that word, I just shuddered. You mean eat all that stuff that had no flavor, no sugar, no fun?
But, diet is now a way of life for a lot of people. If you stop to think of it, our ancestors did not eat like we do and they had a much more active life than we do. So, basically, we are going back to the way it was when life was simpler.
There are so many diets out there that I wouldn’t even think of saying what the right one was. Some people do the no carb one, some do the vegan one, some do the one where nothing can come out of a box. You have to research and pick the best one for you and your lifestyle.
I recently went through several of my fast food store’s websites so that I could pick the least harmful thing to eat. It might really surprise you what sandwiches are actually less calories than that salad you were going to eat. I made some notes in a little book I keep in my purse and then when I know I am going somewhere I can check it out and make a wiser decision. I can’t wait until I am in line and then hold the line up while I am trying to read the calories on the order board.
Another thing that just stunned me was portion sizes. I thought we had been eating somewhat healthy until my nutritionist showed me plastic models of what 1 serving was. I think everyone would be shocked. Just google it some time. I think we were eating at least 2 – 3 times more pasta than what we should have been.
I am not going to sit here and tell you that we have made all the life changes we need and now are down to the correct weights. That would be a BIG lie. We are making small changes which include portion control. I even bought one of those sets off Amazon where it gives you different size and colored containers so you know how much of each type of food you should eat.
But, bottom line, we probably all could stand to lose some weight. We all have different reasons. For me it is about the fear of someone having to take care of me at my current size.
Losing weight gets harder the older you are. So, for us, the time is now.
So, if you pass that overweight woman walking or riding a bike while you are driving your car, just remember, at least she is off her tush and trying to do something about it.
What diets of lifestyle changes have you made to become healthier? Share with us your knowledge so we can all become healthier.