When you have to refrain from foods you love are diets challenging your joy of foods?
It happens you need diets even when they are challenging your joy of foods. This is because most people eat unbalanced and too much.
Especially during life’s stressing times. Jars of ice cream, bars of chocolate, sodas, alcohol and chips become substitute supporters in bad moments. At those moments you are not thinking about health or socially desired looks. Those thoughts arrive later when the body seems to reject more feeding of all the good stuff.
The pants feel too tight, shirts are pulling the buttons and stores don’t have clothing in your size. This is when your mind starts to evaluate different diets available on the market.
Many Reasons To Do Diets
So let’s just have a look at for example family members on some kind of diet. One has diabetes and must keep a strict diet to stay alive. Another family member has had an operation and is dangerously overweight. A third one has a heart condition and must keep weight down. But on top of that the teenage girl is desperate to mirror a corpse-looking model. Furthermore you have people who just feel they weigh too much.
I can go on and on. The families I know are just like all other normal families. Somebody wants to diet. And diets are challenging when it comes to your joy of foods.
So Do Diets Work?
Some experts say diets are good, other experts say diets are bad. Why do they say that and who can you believe? Therefore I suggest you think for yourself about this. In other words: First wrap up your own assessment of why you need a diet. That means finish a priority list of your reasons for the diet. Then stick to your chosen priority one.
If you prefer to be thinner without thinking about your health it is your privilege and maybe later problem...
Therefore, write down the good and bad consequences the diet has for your lifestyle and family life. This for the time the diet is supposed to last. Is it a shorter or longer time, maybe even the rest of your life?…
Then how will dieting interfere with your job and also social life? Are you ready to handle that?…
When you have gone through all these points you might want to remake your priority list and that is okay…
Choosing To Diet
If you go through with dieting and stick strictly to the guidelines, you’ll probably be somehow successful. However many times a diet fails.
1. First, because the enjoyment of food is too tempting.
2. Second, because your social life makes dieting difficult to keep up.
3. Third, your job and more is too stressing to be on a diet.
Consequently, it will seldom be the diet that doesn’t work. In short, it is you not sticking to the program.
When Dieting Is Finished
In conclusion, here is the main point: the most important time comes when you either abandon or finish the diet. That is when you and not the diet is deciding what to eat.
It is necessary to remember one word in two letters. A word you have heard a million times in connection with food namely “NO“. Or more politely said, “No, thank you” .
This has to come from inside you, a deep wish to balance what you eat and to maintain your enjoyment of food. Before all, to feel improved in health and to be the person you really want to be.