Thanksgiving Is Over But Don’t Get Back on Your “Diet”
Thanksgiving Is Over But Don’t Get Back On Your “Diet”
The word “diet”
Now just to be clear, we are not saying to eat like it’s Thanksgiving every day. What we don’t like is the word “diet” and all its misconceptions. The fact is we are all on a diet whether healthy or unhealthy. We may be trying to lose weight or gain weight (and yes some people have trouble gaining weight). It might work for some people to keep track of every calorie consumed in their “diet” and every calorie burned, but for most people it is very difficult to keep up with that type of regimented program for a long period of time. This is why many experience the weight gain and loss yo-yo affect.
Let’s talk “Choices” not diet…
We think for most people it comes down to making healthy choices in regard to our nutrition and exercise. As each of us goes through our day there are moments where a choice has to be made with respect to a healthy lifestyle. The key step here is to identify those ”moments of truth” in the grocery store, at the restaurant, or at the fitness club and realize we have the choice on what decision to make. It’s about taking responsibility for those choices.
Accountability and you…
We all need to be accountable to ourselves when it comes to our lifestyle choices and take responsibility for their consequences. In the end no “diet” will work until you as an individual recognize the “moments of truth” in your daily routine and make the decisions that will support a healthy lifestyle. Ultimately you control how you choose to follow and be accountable for the nutrition and exercise programs you participate in.
Long Term Success
By looking past a specific structured diet plan and focusing in on being personally accountable in making choices consistent with a healthy lifestyle, you will be on your way to long term success without being on a “diet”.