Getting Off Yo Yo Dieting
How many times have you started a ‘diet’ only to find yourself craving the foods you said you wouldn’t eat any longer or doing good for a few hours or a couple of days then gorging on almost anything in the evening? Or just having a bite of something ‘forbidden’ then feeling guilty, eating it all, then feeling even more guilt and then just letting lose eating anything and everything? Or trying one of the qazillion ‘diets’ out there only to find that you are eating the same thing day in and day out……how fun or nutritious is that??
I thought eating somewhat healthy was common sense, but due to all the different ‘diets’ out there, all the mis leading advertising….low fat, high protein etc etc, eat for your blood type or eye color or depending on what beach you live on, it can be quite confusing to say the least!!! And if you follow the food pyramid – Standard American Diet….SAD or even some dieticians, it can be overwhelming.
As I am writing this I am sitting in a funky cafe on the Sea to Sky Hwy and it’s so cool to see what this cafe is offering for food. Healthy yet simple things and the place is packed……my kind of vibe!! They make a killer Green drink too!!
Over the next couple of weeks, my goal is to focus on some easy, sensible, simple, yet effective changes one can make in one’s way of eating ( and even thinking) so that diet is NO LONGER a part of one’s vocabulary or way of living……because it sucks!!!!
But we are going to even do more than that as it can and will extend out in other areas of your life as well.
It begins with your thoughts……about food, your body and even your life (work, relationships, pleasures)
Eating should be fun, joyful, nutritious and even involve the senses. I know not everyone likes to be a chef in the kitchen or doesn’t always have the time, BUT in my world I believe that when we do take the extra time it pays off in how we feel . Before you know it it becomes part of our routine or habit and it’s not alot of effort. If we don’t put care into what and how we feed our body (and even our minds) then how can we expect to live a quality life??
I joke often that women put more attention on getting their nails and hair done or even facials and men more time on their vehicles yet totally ignore what they put into their bodies.
Quality vs Quantity.
Calories / Nutrition in vs Calories / Nutrition out.
When we can transition to healthier ways of eating and thinking, then times like New Years become less important as we won’t have the cycle of in the moment (and usually after a couple of drinks :)) of making these great changes only to find by the end of January we are back to doing and eating and thinking the same old same old.
So, it’s the beginning of September, kids are going back to school and there’s no time like NOW to start making today a great day and eating healthier.
Have a great long weekend and check by for more recipes and inspiration and motivation for transforming YOUR body, YOUR mind and YOUR life……..as when we eat healthier, we think healthier, we feel healthier and well life just gets better!!!!