By Coach Selina of Well Said Living
Are you always on again and off again when it comes to a diet?
Let’s get a few things cleared up since we’re on the topic. Hopefully, you’ll gain a few good tips that you can use when incorporating your own lifestyle.
First of all, there should be no “on/off diet season”.
The reason why diets don’t work is that some people go “on” it with the expectation of someday getting “off” it once they reach their certain goal.
Your diet…you know, the things you eat on a regular basis, should be a part of your lifestyle. As in, the diet never goes away.
Another thing you want to consider is that there is no one diet that works for everyone.
The reason why there are so many diets out there is that there are so many theories that so many different people. When it comes to choosing a lifestyle/eating habit/diet, you’re gonna want to make sure that it’s one that sticks to you.
In the words of Sally Fallon,
“A successful lifestyle comes from study, observation, and intuition.”
Listen to your body and allow it to tell you what’s good for you and what you should avoid.
That is the only real way you can pinpoint the best diet for you and your lifestyle to help you reach your most optimal level of living.
Another important factor is to focus on why you are changing your habits in the first place?
Is it to lose weight?
Do you have a heart condition?
Did your doctor advise you to do so?
Is it because of your hormones?
Are you lacking energy?
Are your bowels just not agreeing with you? (Seriously, you should watch what you’re eating if that’s the case!)
Whatever the case may be, take that into consideration, and then modify what you choose to eat on a normal basis to fit your specific personal needs!
My New Diet: Paleo
I decided that the best diet for me is going to be the Paleo diet.
This diet is often referred to as the “caveman” diet. This diet is high in protein, low in sugar, and eliminates most grains, all dairy, and processed foods.
I decided to go on this diet to reduce my high intake of sugar that is practically found everywhere!
But let me tell you, you can’t just go from zero to lifestyle transformation overnight!
Here are a few things I did to help me ease my way into this new lifestyle diet:
I began with a sugar detox
I got rid of all sugars for 21 days. I limited my foods to veggies, fruits, and whole grains. I replaced coffee and tea with water.
This helped me clean not only my insides but also my palate to reduce the cravings that I would often get from sugar.
I used the Google
Since I knew very little about this particular diet and knew that 90% of my normal diet contained about 90% of the items I wanted to give up for good, I decided that the best thing for me to do was to hit the Google.
I went on Pinterest and also created a board specifically for the Paleo Diet. From this, I was able to find great articles, shopping lists, meal plans, and fresh ideas I can use with the foods that supported my new lifestyle.
It’s not that hard…when you have the Google
I gave myself a cheat day
Why? Because even Coaches mess up sometimes. I know that if I set aside one day to have chocolate (or whatever else my body is craving) then I will more willing to stick to my new diet and maintain the new energy I’ve gained from changing up my habits.
Whatever diet you choose to go with, you’re going to want to make sure that you are enjoying it. You want to enjoy your new lifestyle.
Buy the foods that are within your new eating lifestyle and make sure that you get it in bulk. That way, when you are bored, hungry, or craving something, you can enjoy something that you should actually want to eat, instead of forcing yourself to eat something you cannot stand.
When you force yourself to eat foods you aren’t too fancy for, you’ll run a higher risk of falling off the bandwagon, making you unsuccessful for new lifestyle eating habits, and you’re back to square one.
And nobody wants to go back to square one…we want to keep moving forward.
Baby steps are going to lead you to the greater results that will give you the ultimate optimal lifestyle that you wanna have.
Coach Selina M. Almodovar, Well Said Living www.wellsaidliving.com
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