Finding a Weight Loss Plan That Works for You
Diane Carbonell recently posted on Fit to the Finish Why I Accept Other Peoples Diet Choices.
I’ve been discussing weight loss for the past several weeks, and after reading her blog I wanted to clarify some points. I’m not a dieting expert. I’m a cheerleader, a motivator. I’ll be there when the burden feels too heavy, when you think you can’t take another step, when you think you will never lose the weight. I’m the one who will hold your hand, offer you encouragement, believe in you when you can’t.
I don’t have answers, but I’ll be sharing what I’m learning. I am not a believer in fad diets. Not because you can’t lose weight on them, but because I don’t see them being sustainable for the long haul. And that’s my goal. Finding a weight loss that is sustainable.
I’m tired of the yo-yo dieting. I’m tired of constantly thinking about food. I want to find a place where food is something I eat because I’m hungry. I want to enjoy the food I eat, rather than tolerate eating food that will keep me thin.
I lost about 25 pounds a year and a half ago after reading the The Checklist Diet , by Rebecca Clark.
I’m currently at my goal weight, but I’m not satisfied. I’m still searching for answers, still struggling with trigger foods, still wondering if it will last.
So, I’ll be blogging about my successes and failures. I hope that you will find something that works for you, too. And what’s working for me is, exercise, diet and embracing life.
As I move forward, I’ll be reading and sharing books that are speaking to me and referring to them often because they’ve worked for me. I’ll also blog about why I think the books have worked for me.
Right now, there are two books that have helped me change my lifestyle.
My takeaway from The Checklist Diet is: eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full.
If I could just do that without thinking, I would never have a weight problem! I’m not there yet, but I’m working on it.
Here’s a Mindful Moment from Eat What You Love and Love What You Eat. “When I’m hungry, I eat what I love. When I’m bored, I do something I love. When I’m lonely, I connect with someone I love. When I feel sad, I remember that I am loved.
I try to remember this when I want to eat for any reason other than hunger. What’s eating at you today?