I honestly can't recall a time in my life since trying to lose the "Freshmen 15" in college that I wasn't chasing some type of radical diet. I'd lose the weight, but would ultimately gain it back, plus more. I'd get motivated again, diet the weight off, eventually gaining it all over again and again and again.
SO WHAT'S DIFFERENT THIS TIME??
• I eat for health instead of for weight loss. That helps when picking and choosing which foods to say "yes" or "no" to.
• Fueling my body properly isn't a punishment to me like I used to view it. I feel GREAT eating this way, so why wouldn't I want to do this daily?
• I got over the idea that this is a 12 week fix only to return to poor behaviors afterwards.
• Over the last two years I've had some major bumps in the road with illness, tennis elbow, arthritis in my feet, Hashimotos diagnosis, and ACL reconstruction. In the past, any one of those things would've totally derailed me. But now I realize that making this a lifestyle change means good health practices have to be a part of ALL of your life. The good and the bad....ESPECIALLY the bad.
• Time and consistency are your two biggest allies on this journey. And I don't mean giving it 2 weeks or even 2 months!!! T.I.M.E baby girl, time!
• The quicker you can return to healthy eating after an indulgence, the better. No need to eat the pantry since you already ate a sleeve of cookies. That's just insanity. Move the heck on, be kind to yourself, and fuel for health again. Those moments that get out of hand will become fewer and farther in between.
• I literally do NOT feel deprived eating the way I do now. My cravings for processed foods have practically vanished, I've been practicing the art of creating yummy healthy versions and my palate now craves THOSE things.
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