(I said no to those today. The fat girl in me was disappointed. I am learning to silence her a little bit more everyday. It was a very happy moment)
Temptation is a funny thing. To give in to temptation, it requires a process of fighting with yourself about what you should do versus what you want to do.
I am not singularly talking about food – but since this is weight loss blog, I am focusing on that.
I work with a lady, and for the last three weeks, she lost 7kgs. The little green jealous monster that lives inside me poked its head out for a moment, to find out what was going on.
I asked her what she was doing, and she told me she had started the diet and told me the name of it. I was interested and almost tempted to stop what I am doing and follow her advice, giving all the great results she is having. I won’t say which diet it is because I am not here to judge anyone doing that diet. But I googled it and I was not surprised to find out why she is losing so much weight so quickly. Basically, she is eating 500 calories a day.
So, no thanks! I love food, want to eat plenty of it and lose weight. It’s all about choices.
You see, many people are so desperate to lose weight that they do not think about choices, either good or bad choices. It is obviously not healthy to only eat 500 calories per day. There are many side effects to this diet, you lose weight, yes – but you also become a super tired cranky unpleasant (and hungry) individual. I can confirm first hand that that is the case. They also think that perhaps taking a pill will help. What they fail to realise is that, in the long term, these things are just not sustainable.
I will confess that once or twice I was that desperate myself. I haven’t done anything extreme but sometimes I wished that a magic pill did exist! I was tempted to take pills and go through extreme dieting. I think all of us, at some point wished that.
But reality is, healthy is exactly the opposite of any of those fad diets or pills.
So if you ever feel tempted to start an extreme diet or taking a pill, please don’t! Keep doing what you are doing already, eat clean, healthy food, drink plenty of water and move your butt! It takes time, patience and consistency.
This is the secret!
Do not give up because it is taking too long. You will get there and in the long term, your body will thank you for it
PS. To the grammar nazis out there, I write in Australian English, which means words like ‘realise’ are spelled with an ‘s’ not a ‘z’ 🙂