I have a goal that I have been working on for many years. It runs through my blood daily and I cannot stop. My goal is to help people lose weight and feel better about themselves because it is so hard to feel good about yourself when you are overweight.
Most of my life I have struggled with my weight. I used to blame it on having babies, but that got old when I entered my forties. Now I blame it on “the change,” as my mother calls it. The time of life when your hormones are out of wack, and your thyroid forgot how to work.
So what is the truth?
I am not sure but I know that in order to stay slim you have to work at it for your entire life. It is not just a diet, and then you go off of it and eat a bunch of chicken wings.
It is something that you must focus on for your entire life. It has to be an obsession of sort. If not, you will gain it back. That sound dreadful, but it is true. Why do you think “DIE” is in the word diet.
So here are some tips:
1. Make your main meal veggies. Half of your plate.
2. Never eat more than 1/2 cup of pasta, rice potatoes, grains and ice cream!
3. Try different veggies every week. Buy some greens and learn how to cook them.
Here is a saying: Anything that does not kill you will make you stronger- Neichi
It is important to stay positive and take care of yourself. Keep yourself strong and flexible through exercise. Keep your gut happy through increasing the fiber in your diet and eating good wholesome, homemade foods.
DIET is Latin for- ” A Way of Life”
The best diet is one that you don’t know that you are on. This includes:
Eat the good protein such as soy, fish
Limit your intake of dairy
Limit red meat
Rearrange your “Food Life” so that it is enjoyable by using techniques such as:
Replacing large bowls and plates with smaller, more colorful ones
Eating mindfully, allowing yourself to enjoy your meals. Say to yourself- “This is going to be a wonderful dinner tonight”
Taken in part from: Reichler, G. (1998). Active Wellness: Feel Good for Life. New York, NY. Time Life