When many of us find ourselves gaining weight or are desperate to lose those last 5lbs, we often want to jump to an extreme to see fast results. For some of us, drastic changes means drastic results. In some cases this is necessary. But in most cases, drastic is not the most effective answer. When I initially made some changes in my diet to get healthy it certainly wasn't easy, but I discovered a balanced approach that works best for me.
Sometimes, I trail off that path (of what I know is best for me) and in order to get back on track, sometimes my knee-jerk reaction is to go to the extreme. "No chocolate for 2 weeks!", "No eating past 8 pm - ever.," or "No, dairy, gluten or processed foods ...," but the moment I let my head go there, I become overwhelmed, frustrated or already feel defeated. Because I can't maintain any of these goals for a lifetime.
Losing weight (and keeping it off) doesn't mean becoming a vegan, a calorie-counting-feen or a paleo-carb/sugar-phobic-eater. It doesn't have to be this complex and daunting task we often make it. I hear some women, who makeit sound as if the moment you're past 30 you're doomed to gain and fight the pounds off for life. Some make weightloss sounds like a mental nightmare, that I want no part of. It doesn't have to be so hard, so why do we let it be?
Eating healthy and slimming down in a sensible way meanss ome vary simple and obvious things...
Including more of what you need & less of what you don't.
Learning to control your stomach and not let it control you.
Allowing occasional treats.
Eating when you're hungry and stopping when you're satisfied.
Eating everything in moderation and stop obsessing about food.
One word thats always straightened any frantic thought pattern for me, in regards food, fitness and physique is...
"All things are lawfull for me, but not all things are helpful.
All things are lawful for me, but I will not be enslaved to anything."
1 Corinthians 6:13