Diets. I don’t know many people that get excited about them, so if you are one of those people reading this that do, I totally commend you. I know for a fact that I am not one of those people.
I have followed quite a few diets that have required me to eat certain foods or a certain number of calories to lose the desired 5 lbs or 10 lbs that I wanted to at the moment.
I remember one diet that was supposed to be 3 days long, and at the end of the 3 days it stated I could lose up to 10lbs. I looked at the menu, and thought to myself I could totally do this. It helped that my husband did it along with me, so I could be more committed.
The menu included toast, grapefruit, vegetables, ice cream, and a few other items. I saw ice cream, and was like sweet, this is so in the bag. I got this.
I didn’t lose the amount of weight that I thought I could. I don’t even think that I lost as much as I thought I could. My husband lost about 2 lbs.
I felt like I was depriving my body of nutrients or something, because I was all shaky, and just not right.
Afterwards, I felt like I ate everything in sight. So, I totally gorged which defeated the whole purpose of going on the diet to begin with.
That was just one of the times that I decided that I want to diet. Either to prove to myself that I could go through it or to see if I could really lose the amount of weight that I so desired.
I just know now that I am not a diet kind of person. Plus I really enjoy food. Tasting different types of food. Learning about new foods. The whole ordeal. If it’s good food, then I want to eat it more often.
The thing that worked for me was learning about my body. I learned which foods I ate made me feel like the fat kid. I learned what I wanted my max weight to be. I learned how to balance my healthy food choices while still being able to enjoy my junk food choices. I learned about eating certain portions, and when to stop when I felt full.
It was a process that wasn’t overnight, but I’m glad to say now that I can have my cupcake and be skinny too.
Sometimes if you want a certain end result like me wanting to lose 5 or 10lbs, it takes a different route to get there. I do have to say it starts with you, and wanting to figure that out instead of hopping on the next diet because some other person lost a ton of lbs doing it. Know what works for you so you can figure out your happy medium.
Your turn, tell me about some of the diets that you have tried.