One thing I find is that the world of food is vast and confusing, what do I eat, what don’t I eat, how much, what portion, vegan, vegetarian, organic, not organic? I’m sure many of you, like myself, have been inundated with information about what you should and shouldn’t eat, and I’m sure many of you, like me, feel guilty for the way you eat at times. One thing I have found that is detrimental to your success of eating in a balanced way, is to follow what you feel is right for you.
No one can determine your path for you and if you allow others to influence your decisions without your heart being in it, you will set yourself up for failure. I juiced for 90 days, I lost almost 100 pounds, but I began to feel depressed afterward because I was getting tired of ‘fighting’ the temptations that I faced every minute of every day because I felt I couldn’t eat this or shouldn’t eat that. Consequently I put most of the weight back on. I also knew that what I was doing was not what I felt I had to do because when it comes down to it I feel people can eat what they want in the proper proportions and remain the weight they want, or even to lose weight.
Another huge problem I’ve witnessed is stress, so many people worry and obsess about what they eat, this stress is counter-productive to their goals. I totally understand this and struggle with it as well, especially when insurance companies are giving you the ultimatum to lose weight or pay more for your insurance.
My tips are 1. Find your food path. Don’t let anyone influence you to follow a path you don’t want, it’s okay to take advice but in the end it won’t last unless you do what you feel is right for you. 2. Listen to your inner self. It’s vitally important that you listen to what your body is saying to you. If you are suffering in any way because of what you ate, you should probably look into cutting back on that specific food. 3. Make small changes. Don’t feel like you have to make big changes in a short amount of time, any change for the better is good and should be viewed in a positive manner. 4. Don’t stress. Stressing about what you are eating is counter-productive and should be avoided at all costs.