Welcome back! Thank you for joining me for another week of “Discovering Wellness”! This blog will be discussing the importance of dieting vs lifestyle changes. If you’re like me, the word “diet” is very taunting! We are trained by society to be on all these different diets, pills, and workout plans. We are overwhelmed with the pressure of being on the keto diet, a sugar-free diet, Weight Watchers, the Mediterranean diet, and so much more! I am a stronger believer of ending all diets! Why? Keep reading!
From a young age I was surrounded by advertisements and comments from those around me about the new and best diets. I have tried diets on diets on diets. Some work great, but all good things come to an end! When you’re on a diet, they fail to tell you, you have to follow the diet for the rest of your life…otherwise all that weight you lost will come right back. Diets are created for quick results, not long-term goals.
Lifestyle changes is the way to go! Trust me! Coming from someone who has tried many diets, I have fell in love with the lifestyle changes I have created for myself. Everyone is different and has their own goal they hope to reach. For a healthier and happier life, don’t diet! Create a new eating and exercise routine that works best for you. I created a graphic below with the lifestyle changes that have worked best for me!
I encourage you to created a new lifestyle routine that works best for you! Have cheat days, watch movies all-day, drink a little too much *sometimes*…ENJOY YOUR LIFE! Moderation is huge! Do all things in moderation! A cheat day every now and then is okay…but a bowl of ice cream every night is cheating yourself. Don’t let people tell you what the ideal body looks like. Be happy with yourself and created your own goals and expectations!
I hope I have encouraged you to drop the diet and create the lifestyle that works best for you! Have any questions or comments, let me know! Next week, I will be discussing the importance of mental health!