Getting Off Yo Yo Dieting
How many times have you started a ‘diet’ only to find yourself craving the foods you said you wouldn’t eat any longer or doing good for a few hours or a couple of days then gorging on almost anything in the evening? Or just having a bite of something ‘forbidden’ then feeling guilty, eating it all, then feeling even more guilt and then just letting lose eating anything and everything? Or trying one of the qazillion ‘diets’ out there only to find that you are eating the same thing day in and day out……how fun or nutritious is that??
I thought eating somewhat healthy was common sense, but due to all the different ‘diets’ out there, all the mis leading advertising….low fat, high protein etc etc, eat for your blood type or eye color or depending on what beach you live on, it can be quite confusing to say the least!!! And if you follow the food pyramid – Standard American Diet….SAD or even some dieticians, it can be overwhelming.
As I am writing this I am sitting in a funky cafe on the Sea to Sky Hwy and it’s so cool to see what this cafe is offering for food. Healthy yet simple things and the place is packed……my kind of vibe!! They make a killer Green drink too!!
Over the next couple of weeks, my goal is to focus on some easy, sensible, simple, yet effective changes one can make in one’s way of eating ( and even thinking) so that diet is NO LONGER a part of one’s vocabulary or way of living……because it sucks!!!!
But we are going to even do more than that as it can and will extend out in other areas of your life as well.
It begins with your thoughts……about food, your body and even your life (work, relationships, pleasures)
Eating should be fun, joyful, nutritious and even involve the senses. I know not everyone likes to be a chef in the kitchen or doesn’t always have the time, BUT in my world I believe that when we do take the extra time it pays off in how we feel . Before you know it it becomes part of our routine or habit and it’s not alot of effort. If we don’t put care into what and how we feed our body (and even our minds) then how can we expect to live a quality life??
I joke often that women put more attention on getting their nails and hair done or even facials and men more time on their vehicles yet totally ignore what they put into their bodies.
Quality vs Quantity.
Calories / Nutrition in vs Calories / Nutrition out.
When we can transition to healthier ways of eating and thinking, then times like New Years become less important as we won’t have the cycle of in the moment (and usually after a couple of drinks :)) of making these great changes only to find by the end of January we are back to doing and eating and thinking the same old same old.
So, it’s the beginning of September, kids are going back to school and there’s no time like NOW to start making today a great day and eating healthier.
Have a great long weekend and check by for more recipes and inspiration and motivation for transforming YOUR body, YOUR mind and YOUR life……..as when we eat healthier, we think healthier, we feel healthier and well life just gets better!!!!
The Challenge Update
You may or may not have heard about the 90 Day Challenge outside of my blog here, if you haven’t I am sure you will very shortly!!
People are joining the Challenge in BIG numbers…….36 619 in May, 41 551 in June, almost 50 000 in July and last night by 6 pm it was 57 701…..and I know it’s gone up since then!!
Someone is joining Vi every 30 seconds, the company is doubling in size every 90 days in the last 18 months.
Because it works, like I said in my previous post, most people don’t eat breakfast and if by chance they do it’s caffeine, sugar, white flour (donuts’, bagels, muffins etc) or cereal which aren’t the best choices.
Alot of people don’t even eat lunch or just keep drinking more coffee which has really surprised me. How does one expect to function well or even feel half decent?? The more you go without eating the more you put on the weight.
Obesity has become an epidemic…..but this is for anyone who wants to either lose weight, get into better shape or just feel better – more energy.
People are getting good results, they are taking responsibility for the way or choices of ‘food’ they are eating and starting to make it more of a priority. The Vi shake (and of course it tastes great) is the vehicle to help people start. Yes it’s a meal replacement, but add it in some Almond milk or juice and a bunch of fruit and you are good to go!!!
That is a good start to the day.
It’s also helping people cut back on their food bills…..in other words saving money.
Many people are even getting their product for FREE….not pay now and get a cheque back in 4-6 weeks, which you get taxed on but you don’t pay……in other words saving money.
The shakes are packed full of nutrition, protein, enzymes, fiber and more!!
Then there is the Vi community where there is support, shake recipes, meal plans, exercise plans and lots of people doing the same thing!!!
It’s not hype it’s a buzz……and people love being part of something that is working.
What about you, have you joined the Challenge yet??
NOW is the time to start to Get Healthy, Hot and Happy!!!
I did a short video on Why Breakfast and the importance of it for healthy eating & feeling.
Please feel free to share it, like or or leave a comment.
Here’s to your health!!