We all know it. Why do we all cringe when we talk about a diet, going on a diet, needing a diet? It’s because we think of deprivation, self-sabotage, being hungry, irritable, feeling left out and unsociable.
The truth is DIETS DON’T WORK. Stop trying to go on a diet. Stop trying to lose weight by going on a diet. Stop trying to fit into an outfit for that special occasion.
You see, no one should go on a diet, ever, never, ever, EVER. If you want to lose weight, you need to make one small change at a time. One change every week and be consistent with it.
Did you understand that?
Let me rephrase – In order to lose weight, you need to make one small change every week.
Trick? You need to be consistent. Why only one change? Because if you go full force, it’s too hard to maintain and that’s where you feel deprived, irritable, like you can’t stick to it.
Now I understand, there are some people who are all or nothing, I get it. I know many people like that. But I also know they do that in phases. It’s just a phase they are going through. So they are gung ho, then give up.
I’m also not saying that intermittent fasts aren’t good for you. Actually, they are very good for you (I’ll touch that subject on another blog post).
Think about it. We are so programmed to eat crappy food. Why do you think there’s so many food commercials on at night? With happy, thin people eating the food. There’s usually laughter, friends, an enjoyable event.
Is that your experience? I’m thinking NOT. I’m thinking, you’re rushing around, haven’t done meal prep, big batch cooking etc. and now you have an appointment. Or, you have kids you have to run to soccer, baseball, music lessons, (you get the point) and you don’t have time to cook.
What do you do? You hit your closest drive through. Everyone eats the crap food, inhales it, doesn’t even taste it, arguments going on and you just spent a fortune. Hmmmm nothing like what the commercials look like.
Look, it’s gonna take a few hours each week to do meal prep. But it will save you money, not just on food, but health costs.
Wash and cut up fruits and produce.
Don’t buy junk food and there’s no easy way to eat it.
Buy medium or small size wraps and make individual sandwich wraps; chicken salad, tuna, egg salad, veggies. Wrap them in saran and they are ready to go.
If you make meal prep your #1 first change, you’ll already start losing weight and feeling better. Hell, I don’t even care if you want to lose weight. If you just want to start feeling better, sleeping better, save money and stop eating garbage. Just start doing some meal prep.
Stop dieting. Eat food you enjoy, but make it yourself. Processed foods and fast foods are what’s packing the pounds on. Along with that sugary drink. If you just change that, weight will fall off and you’ll start feeling great.
Oh, and let me add, because I really can’t stand it when people say – oh they’re kids. Yup, they are, but it doesn’t mean because they are thin, they are healthy. That goes for adults too. We all deserve treats, but not constantly.
Don’t get me going on the kids menu at every restaurant. Ugh – maybe that will be another post.
If you want more tips on yummy, healthy meal prep, comment below. I’m thinking of putting together a program to show you how easy it is to put it together. Meal plan, containers, shopping list, recipes, etc.
I’s like to see if enough people be interested if it would be worth my time.
Until next time. Stop using your 4 letter word – diet. Start thinking of food as nourishment for your body. Eat what would make you feel good; not what commercials tell you will make you happy.
Oh, and don’t forget to chime in on if you think a meal prep program would interest you.