Are you just starting out? Do you want to lose weight but not sure where to begin? There are SO MANY things out there in the diet world and there's always someone backing up a new fad. Eat this, or eat that, but definitely DON'T eat that! The newest one I've heard: Eat 75% Protein in your day. If your mouth just dropped, you reacted as I did. Its extreme and unrealistic as well as damaging to many internal organs such as your kidneys. Too many gimmicks, too many followers spending too much money for harmful information.
We just want and need something easy. Although the beginning of any new change we make in our lives is not always easy, It doesn't have to be so difficult that you feel the need to quit or think you don't have what it takes to succeed. It's all about MODERATION. This is a simple rule that can help with nearly every aspect of life. No need to beat yourself up because you had a cookie or enjoyed a dessert out with your family. It's not a downfall to enjoy yourself in life.
A large group of people, including myself just took part in a 21 day NO JUNK FOOD CHALLENGE. It wasn't about deprivation, but instead learning how to control the junk food/dessert intake after a Holiday full of high sugar foods and alcohol. In life we make choices, sometimes discipline is necessary. I found it was helpful for more than getting rid of the holiday bloat, sugar rush/dependability, and tight clothing. It also proved to myself that sugared treats were not in control of me, but I am in control of what I eat and when. Should you deprive yourself of great tasting foods and nights out with family and friends? No, never. It's as simple as that. Unless you are training for a specific event, enjoy life. Give yourself a day to enjoy what you want. Have that glass of wine or two with your dinner and enjoy the dessert that you made. Smile, with no guilt.
TIP: If you had to undo your pants or un-tuck your shirt, you went TOO FAR. Enjoy things….in moderation. Cheers.