Have you tried or thinking about trying a crash diet to lose weight? What were your results? Where do you think it’ll get you? Are you surprised knowing that you’ll be wasting your time? Crash diets don’t work. Ask everyone you know, they’ve probably tried one at one time or another. The good news, is you can lose weight another way, and you don’t have to suffer the disappointments that come with crash dieting. There is a way to fine tune your diet and lose weight, without starving or cutting out all your favorite foods, and without trying those crazy birdbrain ideas, yuck!
Crash diets are a sure way of getting little to no results on your big day. Isn’t that a disappointment? What’s even worse, is if you purchased a product, and it failed to get you any results or what you intended. The product had a picture of someone looking pretty fit. Why can’t we just take it, and look like that too? I wish it were that simple, but it’s not. Unfortunately, there are people like me, and probably you as well, where weight loss doesn’t come easy. It’s never been easy for me, so I feel for you. That’s why I have to work hard to stay fit. It was a very hard road for me to lose my weight, and then I had an eye opener many times, and had to learn that I need to work even harder to keep it off. That’s why fad diets and crash diets don’t work, because they offer something we can’t possibly last doing. I didn’t lose weight, until I threw the idea of crash diets out the window. I replaced that idea, with a sensible way of eating, where I didn’t cut out the foods I love. I have to compromise in some instances, because not every food is healthy to eat, and those foods I decided to give up. I figured out, I needed a way to eat better, in a way I’d be satisfied, and I needed to be able to stick with it the rest of my life. If I couldn’t follow along each day, be comfortable with it, and have my hunger and satisfaction needs met, it would never work.
What ideas are you planning? What makes you succeed at weight loss?
Are you thinking of drinking just a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in water everyday for a week? Are you going on an all egg white diet? Just fruit? Only protein? The apple cider vinegar in water would never be my choice(smiles), though I did try some crazy things in the past. These days, I’d never think of crash dieting. Even if I put on a few pounds, I don’t even think about doing that. Instead, I rely on ways to “clean up my diet,” as best as possible. There are ways of going “cleaner,” such as cutting out a few more processed foods, and eating more vegetables and lean proteins. I may also have a fruit, to replace a snack bar or 2 cookies. Or, sometimes I replace something processed with 2 slices of turkey breast. It doesn’t mean I need to cut out all of my treats, but sometimes I need to cut back a little more. There are a few occasions I want to enjoy the food at a party or on a holiday. I rarely let it put any pounds on me, but sometimes I may put on a few. But, there’s always a level, where a few extra pounds, makes me uncomfortable. I rely on cleaning up my diet, so I can get back to the weight I’m most comfortable with. This is also the way I lost all of my weight. I cut back when I knew I should, and I ate all of my meals when I was supposed to. Cutting back doesn’t mean we skip meals and snacks. And, maintenance, is different too. If you have a lot of weight to lose, you need to eat cleaner and vary things a bit. You’ll need to watch the kinds of foods you’re eating, but also eat enough to support your bodies energy and workout demands. We lose weight when we eat enough, the right things, at the right times, and exercise. Weight loss success relies on finding the right balance of foods, calories, rest, lowering stress levels, exercise, etc.
Emotional aspects of dieting.
Disappointments stink. I had to change my ways and expectations, for the disappointments to stop. It was an up and down emotional rollercoaster for me. But, I needed to get off that ride. What I did was find a way to bring myself stability through my eating. I was always putting myself in an unstable food environment. It was maddening. It also grew tiresome. I didn’t want to be drained by the “food games.” And, I wasn’t seeing any results. All of my stupid ideas, didn’t give me my intended result, and I was always starving. It was an awful way to live. And, I realized, that I was always hungry. I’m still always hungry. I had to come to terms with this. I didn’t think I was normal. But, if you’re always hungry, and think losing weight is hopeless, I felt the same, and there are things you can do about it. I’ve learned to accept my hunger, but I also need to follow some ways to manage it. If I don’t take measures to control it, I’ll be fat and overweight all of my life. I don’t want that. I want to be fit. I want to go hiking and mountain climbing. I don’t want my weight and health to stop me from doing the things I only used to dream about. Everything used to seem like an up and down battle for me. My weight controlled everything I did and didn’t do, and it made me very sad. But, I learned how to eat without dieting, and it changed my life. I do eat better. At first it was because I badly needed to lose weight, now I want to eat better. I learned what’s important to me and for my weight, and I want to do all those things each day.
It’s important that you stop trying crash diets. The only way to be thin, is to be on a weight loss plan you can follow each day, and that brings stability to your eating and life. I know crash diets don’t work, and to stop trying them and believing in them, was the only way I’d ever lose weight. I gave up on those foolish things I believed and what any packages said. I eat less because I have better eating control and because I eat most of what I want and I don’t deprive myself. I found a way to work with my hunger. I used to try to suppress it, but that got me nowhere. Now I know, I can lose weight by eating plenty, and I don’t have to crash diet, try disgusting things, or starve and be unhappy.