12 days ago
DIETING IS THE WORST! I basically did every fad diet you could imagine for most of high school and college. When i talk about feeling like the “chubby friend” or my insecurities in the past my mom still finds pictures and (lovingly) says things like “look, you were thin in high school.” And at times I was, but I was also only eating celery sticks, drinking lemon water and downing bags of sugar free candy because that was somehow “allowed” on whatever weird ass diet I was doing at the moment. My point is, regardless if my physical size, I constantly felt like a failure because I constantly struggled to stick to some insane diet that was never going to work. Diets aren’t meant to help you change your habits or create a healthy lifestyle. They’re meant to make you lose a few pounds fast that eventually will all come right back while simultaneously making you psycho and feel like crap from the inside out. DIETS ARE THE WORST!
Yes, if you have excess fat the only way to lose it is to change something. You likely need to decrease your calories and change the foods you’re eating, but that doesn’t mean you need some fad diet to do it. You need something that will help you LEARN what healthy eating looks like and something you can adapt to YOUR life. But it should be nourishing, filling, and absolutelY NEVER depriving you of major food groups like carbs or fats! So yea, you’ve got to make changes, but it’s about creative a healthy lifestyle that you can maintain for years, not just 2 weeks before loosing your mind and diving back into bad old habits.
If you have the Hot Body Meal Plan you know what I mean. It’s simple, straightforward, and really easy to make work in your life. I wanted to give you something you could take and use as is and also adapt to your lifestyle whether that’s eating out, making swaps, getting creative, or eating the same thing everyday. It takes it back to the basics of FAT, CARBS, PROTEINS. We need all 3 in a healthy amount each day. It’s truly that simple and once you get in the habit of what that looks like, it creates a healthy diet so you never have to “diet” again!