To me, lifestyle means a way of life, a way of living.
Diet, well, lets look at the first 3 letters DIE, need I say more??
I wonder why there are so many ‘diets’ out there? I wonder why each year new ones pop up, The South Beach Diet, The Atkins Diet, The 3 Apple a Day Diet, The 3 Hour Diet, The Beverly Hills Diet, The Cheater’s Diet, and I could go on. There is a list of about a gazillion names, well ok, maybe not that many but more than a few hundred and I’m not making the list up either!!
Eating healthy, for me, is about choices, choices I can make every day. It’s not about restriction, it’s about eating for optimal nutrition, it’s about feeling good, it’s about what works for me, it’s about listening to my body – what it wants and yes sometimes even just for fun.
Too often we are busy running around, grabbing anything on the go, we don’t even know if we really are hungry let alone what for. Lots of times, that is when the weight piles on. So, we then put ourselves on a ‘diet’.
Eating well or healthy should be a lifestyle, not I have to go on a ‘diet’ or Monday to Thursday. I starve myself those days and eat these things that I don’t even like so I can eat whatever and lots of it all weekend long. By Monday it’s like having a hangover sometimes and then only to have to go through it again next week.
Can you imagine if that pressure was taken off of you, how it would feel? Take a big, deep breath in right now and let go. Let go of the restrictions, the guilt, the pressure, the stress of the world of ‘dieting’. Take another deep breath in and let go and just sit for a minute, just a minute.
Doesn’t that feel better??
We already have enough on our plates (no pun intended!!) to have more pressure on ourselves. It shouldn’t be stressful or hard and certainly not any fun!
I leave you with 2 questions to ask yourself……….
Would you rather have a lifestyle way of eating (compared to a diet)?
If you fed your spirit, your soul, would you have a better relationship with food?
I know for me, it has made a huge difference in my life……..I threw away my scales a long time ago for starters!!!
Love to hear your thoughts!
Here’s to Your Health