My Weight Loss Dream A-Z Blogging Challenge: D Is For Diets

My Weight Loss Dream A-Z Blogging Challenge: D Is For Diets

Hearing someone say the word “diets” usually conjures up some unpleasant images (at least for me.) I think of things like counting low amounts of calories, not being able to eat what I want to eat, and the feeling of desperation I get when I really want to lose some weight. Not to mention all the guilt and self-loathing that comes up when you go on a diet and then don’t stick with it.

Plus when I am on a diet I have to kiss goodbye to my love for Ben & Jerry’s Icecream and especially my need for chocolate. Not to mention those of you that love a drink of wine on an evening.

The list just goes on and many of us gain weight just by thinking about diets!

Plus, there are all kinds of diets out there, which makes it really hard to choose. You could go on a juice diet, a low carb diet, a low calorie diet, a cleansing diet…the list goes on and on. As you saw on the blog, when I decided I wanted to lose weight, it took me a few tries to decide to do a bit of everything, as opposed to just following a simple diet plan.

Its all about finding something that works for you. I personally like the idea behind many of the diets, so it is always down to two things:

A) what I lose the most weight on

B) what stops me from craving everything and anything

It’s also nice not to feel like I’m starving all the time (cabbage soup diet anyone?) or that I have to feel guilty if I want to eat a piece of chocolate or something.

Honestly, I hate the word “diets”and prefer instead the words “lifestyle change” because if you diet that suggests short term and then when you are at target you will return to your old ways.
I’m eating more vegetables, exercising more, and generally leading a healthier life. And I’m not feeling all that guilt and self-loathing I usually feel when I try a diet and it doesn’t work out. And a lifestyle change where you are not actually deprieving yourself of anything is so much more worthwhile.
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