Change Your Diet

Change Your Diet
I know you. I know how you think. I know that you want to see an instantaneous, noticeable difference. I know that you want immediate gratification for all the hard work you've put into losing weight. I know that you envision yourself becoming the next overnight weight loss success story, like so many others you've seen on television. I know that this is the one diet that is finally going to work for you. I know you, because I am you.

There is a stream of information coming at you 24/7 on the best diets, exercises, pills, and fasts that all send the same message: Instant and massive weight loss results - guaranteed! It can be absolutely overwhelming to sift through all the possibilities. But not many of them are meant to sustain long-term success and there would only be a handful that might possibly be a good fit for you.

So, let's stop the madness. Let's turn our attention to becoming healthier from the inside out. After all, you are what you eat. Believe it or not, you radiate the food you ingest. And that is the goal - to radiate and to shine. When just beginning to plant the seeds of change, it's very important not to inadvertently cause your brain to overreact and begin craving things you've told yourself you cannot have. At this point, do not change how you eat or drink. Do not deprive yourself in any way. Today, I want you to make a promise to yourself to make just one small change at a time.

What should you change? You could start with anything. For example, if you are a soda drinker, I would suggest you drink a bottle of water (a small one if you have to) in between each soda. You will still be able to enjoy your soda fix, but you will not be taking in as many calories and sugar. Another suggestion would be to eat a plate of raw vegetables (such as tomatoes, celery, and peppers) before eating a meal. Or, if you have five minutes, stretch - old school style. Hold each stretch for at least 10 seconds. Work up to holding each stretch for longer periods of time.

Whatever small change you choose, be certain it is something that you can commit to doing every single day (or at least 6 days per week). Do not add anything else until you find that the first one has become a habit. Making one, intentional change will jump start your journey toward a healthier you. Change your diet, change your life.

I'd love to know what small change you are making over in the forum.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and the articles I write are intended to increase your knowledge about the subject. It’s always a good idea to check with your personal doctor before changing your diet.



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