Congratulations Susan!!! You are an inspiration to all of us, and dozens of others who have found courage through your example!
Can anything be as exciting as reaching your own health goals? YES, helping others do the same!!!
Do you know anyone who needs help getting healthy? Please HELP PASS HEALTH ALONG. You might even help save a life!
DIET - Just Another 4-Letter Word!
What comes to mind for you when you hear the word DIET? If you’re like most people, you probably imagine eating carrot sticks (bad idea), going to bed hungry (unnecessary), and giving up your favorite foods (temporary) - and that's why so many diets fail. Most people just can’t tolerate those kinds of thoughts for very long.
The more we focus on eliminating everything we like, the more deprivation mentality and resentment build up. This results often times in undoing many of our previous successes.
85% of people who "diet" regain their weight, within just 2 years!
So, what is the answer? How do we manage to lose weight, change our focus, and eliminate the problem behaviors that made us unhealthy and overweight to begin with?
Part of the answer is moderation - in your eating and, perhaps most importantly, in your THINKING! Weight loss does require some discipline, patience, and saying NO to certain things. However, you will be able to return to moderate enjoyment of favorite foods, drinks, and lifestyle...MODERATE enjoyment! Just a side note...moderate use actually shows increased enjoyment, because when something becomes habitual, it also becomes ordinary and expected.