Every day I get emails about some NEW way to lose weight. The newest ones claim that you don't have to give up the foods you love.
Now, if you happen to love Hamburger Helper, McDonalds Fries, Doritos, and pop (did I cover the biggest unhealthy favorites?) to say that you can eat these every other day is just ridiculous, don't you think? But that's the kinds of deceptions these ads feed you.
Now I agree that once in a while you can indulge and eat anything you want. I don't think expecting someone to eat carrot sticks on holidays or special events is realistic or humane.
I also agree that you're not going to last very long on any diet that requires you to eat food you don't like. Even if you have the will power of a saint, you're eventually going to die of boredom!
But what if your diet was 90% healthy all of the time?
What if you could learn to make 90% choices that you actually like to eat?
Wouldn't that make losing weight pretty easy? Wouldn't you solve a great many of your health problems?
That's why I'm a rebel. I don't believe in diets, or cutting out any natural food groups, or any of the other nonsense hype. You don't need a diet. You need a healthy living lifestyle that you will actually enjoy sticking with.
Is there anything you really need to cut out?
Sure - packaged and fast foods, and pop.
People seem to have this big fear of cooking their own food. It's not hard. It tastes better. It's better for you.
Find foods that you and your family already like to eat. There's a whole new world of food out there for you to experience. Then, look over the fast, easy, recipes that contain those foods.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink. Right? The rest is up to you...