by Tiffany Anderson

What works for us is hard to answer because we are so different.  What helps me thrive may deplete you.

A diet is a kind of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats or a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.   We have come from a time where we eat what locally grown and easily available to eating anything from everywhere.

I hate the word diet because it starts with DIE.  When you start restrictions, you can die.

A majority of people who DIET, will restrict so much that they just eat the same exact thing for a few weeks straight.  This is terrible for your body because we need a plethora of foods to give ourselves a plethora of vitamins and minerals.

Restriction is not necessary when you can just find a list of foods that are beneficial for you.   Implement instead of restrict.

LIFEstyle includes, what we eat, how we work out, how we handle jobs, and the stress in our lives.

A diet is temporary.   You may lose 5lbs on a diet but once you go back to the life you lived, you may gain 15lbs.

You need to look at what you eat and how you function.  If you are energized, healthy, stress-free, and joyful; drop the diet and just live life.

The worst part about a diet to me is the counting calories.   Do not let the deciding factor of what to eat or not to eat, be the amount of calories you take in.

People think 1000 calories of snickers is the same as 1000 calories of spinach and that is completely incorrect.   You must take into account the type of calories.   Are they good or bad?

People on diets will eat a snicker and a sandwich and reach their caloric intake and think that is beneficial.

The benefits our body gets from 1000 calories of spinach versus 1000 calories of snickers different effect on our bodies.

If you want to lose weight and be healthy, get rid of the diet mind frame and begin a new lifestyle change.

Get LIFE and do not DIE!

This article is provided courtesy of In Thee Beginning at 122 S Keechi Street in Fairfield, Texas.