If two people go on the same diet do they always follow it the same? Do they eat the same foods? In the same portions?
I was once on a diet which was high protein and low in fat. I started out unsure and took in the food list to the grocery store. Read the forums and recipes and followed it exactly.
I lost 2 dress sizes. That was the first diet I had tried that I actually lost weight on. Problem was I fell off the wagon then tried to restart. But no more weight came off.
The people who supported the diet would tell me that my diet was fine I needed to up my exercise.
I worked, and was exercising as much as I could, how could I increase it more and still have a job?
I had changed how I applied the diet, and because of that the results were different for me.
Years later when I was finally changing my life and learning more about nutrition I realised what I had done wrong, but it was too late. That sounds bad but it was actually good that it was too late for me. I changed my life not just for the time I was on a diet but forever.
It was all about how I used the tool given to me. Now I follow a healthy eating regime. No fad diet or something temporary.
Does that mean I do not enjoy food? No! I love food and actually eat nicer, tastier food than before. I learned more about what healthy food is, whether all sugars are bad for you and if fat makes you fat.
This didn’t happen overnight.
By taking time and learning slowly I could apply smaller changes into my life. Some I didn’t even notice. Looking at my diet six months apart I could see a big change.
What I noticed was that I ate nicer food. Food that I could really slow down and enjoy. Rather than eat fast and not remember what it tasted like I now enjoy what I eat and remember the foods I eat.
Why not try to slow down and really savour what you are eating today? What is it that you life or dislike about it.
Change is Possible