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Old 04-25-2014, 09:51 AM   #13
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 46

Default There's no magic pill or easy instant fix

If I offended you, I apologize. Seriously, it was not my intention to come off as “condescending” or “mightier than thou”. My main purpose for being here is to offer support & advice to those whose goal is to adopt a healthier lifestyle. That’s why I felt the need to speak out on these diet plans. It seems every time I turn around there’s another one promising a new, fast and easy way to lose weight. If any of them actually worked, we wouldn’t have an obesity epidemic in this country.
While they may get you some quick results, they really aren’t designed for you to succeed in the long term. They just want you to buy their foods but they never actually teach you how to eat right. If they did, you’d stop buying their food and they’d be out of business. So what happens after that? Are we supposed to live on their meals forever? The majority of people who lose weight with these plans just gain back everything they lost and then some because they never learned how to eat right. Seriously, what kind of healthy diet encourages pizza bites and pancakes? They should be pushing more fruits and vegetables. You could eat fruits and vegetables until they're coming out your ears and you won't be overweight.
I’m passionate about this because I struggled with weight for more than half my life so believe me, in no way was I trying to simplify the problem or demean anyone. I’ve been there. I tried anything and everything I thought would work and if I didn't get quick results (literally within a few days) I'd get discouraged, lose motivation, and give up... on to the next thing. This went on for a good 15 years! And all the while I was getting bigger and feeling worse about myself. It wasn't until I finally started to educate myself on food (my favorite subject ), that I was able to turn things around.
I learned pretty quickly that all the sugars, starches, fried and processed foods I was eating were not only toxic on the body but they're HIGHLY addictive (that's why most people can't just leave them alone - regardless of how much self control they have). The cravings are similar to that of an alcoholic, drug addict or cigarette smoker. On top of that, these foods weren’t providing the body with the nutrients it needed so in turn the body kept saying eat more!
The more I learned, the more I look at certain foods differently. I encourage everybody to empower themselves with some basic knowledge on nutrition and what they’re eating and how it affects our overall health. Then it’s a whole lot easier to make better choices. Choose the right foods and you’ll live a long healthy life. Choose the wrong ones and you’ll probably end up sick and on meds.
I wish you the best of luck on your journey!
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