DIET is Just a 4 Letter Word
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Diet is just a 4 letter word that promises a quick fix with short term results.
Is it really anything you can make a lifestyle out of it?
Diets suck, let’s face it. It is a word that often comes with frustration and the thought of restrictions. “I can’t eat that because I’m on a diet.” They’re too restricting. The last thing you need is another DIET!
The word DIET should reflect on WHAT you’re eating, not what you’re not eating. Quit saying “I’m on a diet.” Avoid dieting and just adapt your lifestyle to what your health and fitness goals are. It’s that simple.
It has to be a lifestyle change to see permanent lifelong changes. It’s not the quick fix or next fad. If you can’t make it a lifestyle, it won’t work. When you start a health and fitness journey, you have to look at it as having NO END!! This is your new healthy lifestyle.
You need to create new habits that help you meet your goals. There is no quick fix. Set goals and meet them, then set more and continue on your new path of healthy and fit living.
Don’t get frustrated if you’re not seeing results right away. It takes time. It pretty much takes 3 weeks to get in the swing of things and get rid of all the old habits and then give it another 3 weeks to make this new lifestyle a habit and give your body time to adjust. Once you have adjusted things to point towards your goals and made the changes and kept at it for about 6 weeks, you’ll notice things changing, you’ll feel better, have more energy and chances are, you’ll have lost a bit of weight along the way.
The idea is to make it flexible so that you can enjoy that cake at the birthday party without feeling guilty. These events come up in our lives and being flexible with your “diet” and meal planning helps make things easier. It’s knowing how and when to adjust things and being able to eat REAL food and not starve yourself or miss out on the cake sometimes.
Your health and fitness goals have to fit into your daily routine. It’s not an overnight fix. Take it one day at a time, one pound at a time, one meal at a time and one workout at a time. You didn’t put the weight on overnight so give it time.
Gosh, darn it..It’s NOT a diet, it’s a lifestyle change!! Eat according to your goals and allow flexibility to enjoy life.
You are a work in progress and keep going.
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