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Why you shouldn’t die(t)

Unfortunately I have to make this quick. One of my coworkers in on leave, and the other one is going back to school in september which means… work is gonna pick up and I’ve already had two new clients just today in addition to class planning.

Dieting: What is your definition of a diet? What do you think when you hear the word diet?

I dunno bout you, but this is what comes to mind when I hear the words:

Goodness forbid you are following something in Women’s world

First of all, you have to ask yourself, why are you going on a diet? To lose weight of course!! Oh right, and yes nutrition is an absolutely essential ingredient to losing weight, in fact you can trigger weight loss through nutrition without exercising in the beginning stages of weight loss package.

However, if you want to lose weight, ask yourself, what made you gain weight in the first place? Think about your how your diet has been for the past 6-12 months, how have you been eating? Have you been stressed? Emotional trauma? Got lazy? Starting eating out more often, came into more money and wanted to treat yourself out more frequently? Or perhaps your pay cheque has downsized for whatever reason and you think that you can no longer “eat healthy” due to how expensive it is, so your waistline has increased.

Seriously, think about it.

You’ve realized you aren’t happy with your waist line and you have a wedding coming up, you want to look great! But you don’t fit into those awesome dresses you own, so you’ve got to lose x amount of weight in about 2 months. You google the most effective diet out there and you subscribe and pay what you need to pay to lose that weight. You’ll do anything to lose that weight! You JUST need to get it off in time!

Okay. Back to reality, we’ve all been there, we’ve all gained weight at some point in time or another and we all have that desire to have the snap of the finger weight loss but going down that road simply is not an option. The media shoves it into our face that we can partake in these diets that will make us lose fat instantly! So many dress sizes etc but you have to take care of your body, what’s realistic for you? Because let me tell you

DIETING IS NOT THE ANSWER

It’s not the answer for these reasons

  • When you “go” on a diet, it’s a temporary fix, you want to lose the weight, you’re willing to make sacrifices right now, but you definitely don’t want to stop the way you are eating.
  • Depending on the type of diet you go on, reducing x amount of calories or watching what you eat, or eating fat free foods is absolutely not good for your body. Your depriving your body of essential nutrients that it needs. For example: weight watchers, it’s all about calories, you can have something low in calories that has absolutely no complex carbohydrates in it, so you’re basically eating nothing. Yeah that’s good for your blood sugar.
  • Your body isn’t meant to be deprived and then loaded again. Don’t deprive yourself of so many calories or fats or whatever and then go load yourself up after your diet.
  • You will never maintain a regular healthy lifestyle if you diet because dieting is not stable.

It’s all about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, if you want to lose weight it’s in supplementation with a healthy lifestyle in which you should eat regularly healthily and exercise regularly, until you are ready to make that adjustment then stay away from diets because you’re only taking years off your life.

It’s all in your head! Try and make the decision for the better! It’s about lifestyle, not a quick fix, quick fixes don’t exist in our world.

 

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