Should you do Keto, low carb, high fat, Paleo, Intermittent Fasting?
The amount of fitness gurus out there can be overwhelming at times and they are all telling you to try this and do that but what do you do?
What is going to help you the most? Honestly, I believe in none of them and here is why… It is not that they don’t work, they do! It is that they aren’t sustainable.
I imagine you have tried them all and have gone up and down with your weight for years.
You are tired of the scale climbing up or tired of losing the weight only to find that you gain it all back and then some.
If this is you, stop the crazy train and let’s change your focus.
It is not the “type” of diet you need.
What is important is finding something that will work. Now, if you are looking for a quick fix, then any of these diets could be your solution, but if you are looking for a sustainable and doable program, well, let me give you some things to think about.
First, ask yourself, what do I want?
Do I want to stop struggling with weight loss or diets again?
If the answer is yes, then focus on changing your mindset about health.
When I lost my 100 lbs, I was focusing on the vanity side of weight loss. I felt horrible about myself and was tired of looking at myself in the mirror. When I started my weight loss journey, I didnt care how it made me feel, I cared how it made me look.
Well, that didn’t work out so great for me.
When I changed my mindset to getting healthy and healing my body, I was amazed how fast the weight began to fall off.
My back and knees stopped hurting and I felt more flexible, mobile, and my energy levels soared. Health and vitality were my focus and my body listened. This is my recommendation.
You can try all the weight loss diets and products in the world but your body will follow where your head leads it.
Lead it to health.
Don’t do a fad diet. Make a lifestyle change.
Small mindful choices will get you to your goal and it will be sustainable.
Next, how quickly do you need to get the weight off?
I know that seems like a loaded question. We are in a NOW generation that everything MUST happen today. Of course you want to be the best version of yourself today but how reasonable is this for you really?
If you are one of the people who gain and lose, gain and lose, and gain and lose, how about you try something different?
The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Are you ready to start seeing different results?
Then stop what you are doing and try something new. I have kept my 100 lbs off for years due to lifestyle change.
I have made lifestyle changes such as using greek yogurt instead of sour cream and stevia instead of sugar.
Start looking for ways in your life you can move more and start making food swaps. Avoid sodas and sugars and go outside in the evening after dinner and walk for 15-30 minutes.
Small changes lead to big results.
The way you sustain long-term change is to change small things in your life. Over time you wont even notice them but you will be healthier, feel better and look better.
Bottom line, going on another diet wont change your life. It will just keep you on the rollercoaster ride and you will never truly find freedom over food.