Diet or Way of Eating
Since I first began MY journey to health and fitness, I’ve tried several diets along the way that seemed to work for the moment but was not something I could maintain because they required me to give up too much all at once. The concepts of those plans were not good for someone like me who loves food. When I’m focused on my health, fitness and what I’m eating, I typically don’t like to refer to it as dieting simply because diets are made to be broken. This way if I eat something that is not on the diet I don’t feel like I’ve failed. After doing some research, I decided, Weight Watchers was the best option for me Today I’ve adapted the ketogenic way of life and I absolutely LOVE it.
Before I go any further, let me say this. I am in no way supporting, endorsing or advertising for Weight Watchers or any products that supports the Keto way of life. I am only sharing my personal experiences with the hopes that it will in some way inspire you to do something to help improve your health.
Now, let’s get back to the subject at hand. When I finally got serious about my health, I started with Weight Watchers. I lost a total of 45lbs. It was great because I was able to eat the foods I like and even some I loved and still lose weight and THAT was AWESOME!! Weight Watchers taught me a lot and in turn changed my relationship with food. I learned how to eat to live and not live to eat, big difference! If you are struggling with giving up all your favorite foods, this WEIGHT WATCHERS plan may be a great starter program for you.
While I no longer use weight watchers as my way of eating, I’m proud to say I have adopted the ketogenic way of life. What is Ketogenics you may ask? Well, it’s a low carbohydrate high fat diet (LCHF), a lot like the Atkins and the South Beach diet. Since I’ve been eating this way I have to say I am learning a lot about my body. I’m discovering that so many of the foods I like actually are not good for my body or for losing weight. So for me, this diet works. It’s helping me go to the next level in my health and fitness journey. There are so many versions of this diet available on the internet so I advise you to really research it for all your options. What works for one may not work for another. So, when you are ready to start/restart your journey to good health, keep in mind that the internet has so much information out there that it could be information overload. But I still suggest doing your own research, consulting with your physician and/or a dietician to help you choose the right way of eating that will work for you. Being healthy is a way of life. BUT also REMEMBER You CAN’T change YEARS of bad habits OVERNIGHT!!!! This is a marathon, not a sprint. Slow and steady wins the race.
In the meantime, start your journey off slowly. Meal prepping for the week is a great way to get started. You can plan out your meals and prep your food at the beginning of the week to save on time. For me this has been great and it has save me quite a few dollars and it has definitely been a time saver.