We live in the land of opportunities, choices + decisions. Every split second decision could be adding to your waistline. "I know I should get a salad, but this creamy delicious mac + cheese looks so good!" Question number 1: eat what I know is good for me or eat what will make me feel (temporarily good)?
Getting healthy is not making the right decisions for 5 days a week and blowing it on the weekends. Finding real health is a lifestyle change and it starts with listening to your gut and projecting how you'll feel after a meal.
That's exactly what I did after I committed to getting healthy. I was sick of quick fixes, diets that told me I'd lose 20 pounds in 20 days. I didn't want to do something drastic, so I started making small changes.
People ask me, "How could you not eat even a bite of cake? Don't you ever miss it?" In 4+ years, I have never missed a cookie or cake because I always project how I'll feel after I eat it and the feeling is never one of nourishment. I don't feel like I'm missing out. I know how cake tastes, even after people Oooooooo and ahhhhhhh I am not tempted.
I started my journey with a counselor and health coach. Next came AdvoCare, where I learned about supplements and small meals. After that I took on a more natural approach to food and created the healthy girl detox + kiss program. I will never bash my road to successful weight loss. People say to me that AdvoCare's supplements are filled with chemicals and blah blah blah. To an extent I agree that there are some ingredients I question, but what it taught me is meal planning and that supplements aren't bad for you - they've healed me.
If I didn't follow the meal plan and suggestions AdvoCare laid out for me - even with the help of a coach and counselor, I would've been lost. So the programs I developed create success with meal plans, shopping lists, recipes + emotional detoxing.
All of these things have helped me maintain a 20+ pound weight loss for the last 3+ years.
Find what works for you - but give a meal guide your commitment and you will be patting yourself on the back when you complete your health mission.