Maybe I worry too much. Ok, strike that – it is true, I do worry too much. Part of my stress-out routine. But that’s a side track outside of where I plan on going with this.
Do you “eat healthy”? I used to think I did, then came to realize I didn’t, so I changed my diet, several times. I’m now on one that watches they types of food I eat – abstaining from those things I know will bother me in some form: gluten, white rice, processed sugar, skim milk, etc. By simply changing my diet I’ve lost 40 of the 62 pounds I need to drop. The other 22 would probably be easier to lose if I’d exercise, but that, too, is a side track I’m not taking. What matters, at least to me, is that I actually enjoy the new way of eating and have made it a lifestyle change.
Was watching another one of those “lose fat quickly” programs last night. This one talked about balancing your proteins, fast carbos & slow carbos to manage sugar levels and become a “fat burning machine”. (Of course, they too had exercise DVDs, but they barely mentioned them…) I have seen countless sites online each spouting another “sure fire way” to lose weight.
I understand that it is easy to get hooked by convenience and taste – especially convenience – when it comes to food selection. I also understand what can happen just sitting and eating pounds of sweets every day. I even understand a little (VERY little) of the biological mechanics of why things respond the way they do. At least, in my body. I’ve worked a lot with a good friend who is a nutritionist and very good at what she does.
Personally, I think any “diet” should be something you enjoy and can live with, otherwise how are you supposed to stick to it? So I guess my question to you is back to “what does ‘healthy living’ mean to you’?” and if you practice “healthy eating” – what is it – and most importantly – does it accomplish what you want?