Usually I’m bright, funny and good to be around, and that’s been the case for most of my life…as long I’m wasn’t on a highly demanding diet! And there were years when there didn’t seem to be many diet free periods…because I often wanted to lose weight and improve my health and fitness real bad. Life on a diet was never much fun and, as I’d be the first to admit, when I was on a diet I probably wasn’t much fun to be around either.
What can make it all worse is that we try lots and lots of different diets, repeating the process over and over. We start one, lose a few pounds and then go back to our first love…fast food and fries. And as a result we inevitably get to the stage where we can end up thinking that dieting just isn’t for us — it’s too hard to cope with not eating the food we love and the cravings we get on almost every diet can be worse than when we gave up smoking years back! You did give up smoking, right?
It’s fairly obvious that if your diet isn’t the healthiest then at some stage you will probably have to change it completely, or die sooner than you’re supposed to. That we can all agree on.
Because we look for immediate results, many of the diets we end up trying are fairly strict and controlling and don’t have any room for a hamburger or a bag of chips. Problem is, as soon as you cut this stuff out completely, your cravings kick in. We all know it can be harder to feel the same about a piece of steamed fish and some green vegetables as it does about a meal from our favorite fast food joint!
And this is a real common problem. We have trained our bodies for years and years and years to rely on the food we normally chug down. As soon as we stop eating this unhealthy stuff our body rebels and starts to whine to get that not-so-good-for-us stuff back. Hence the cravings.
And, to make things even worse, most of the time our body isn’t able to work hard enough to help us lose weight when we do diet. Often our calorie intake, for example, will go from sky high to rock bottom…but because our body can’t work hard enough, the pounds stay exactly where they were!
So, our body not only complains, but it also does less work and the results that we see on every diet may be real encouraging at first, but then they just plateau. Why? Because if we choose the wrong diet, cut out the wrong stuff, or cut out too much…then we are not actually giving our body enough to work with in terms of fuel, so it simply runs out of gas leaving us and our extra pounds stuck in a rut.
Are here health & fitness solutions that make dieting a breeze? I’m not sure about making it a breeze, but there are solutions out there that are designed to help your body work with you rather than against you…which will really help.
To overcome the fact that our body can work against us, we need to do some careful research and come up with a health and fitness program that will actually allow us to eat enough to keep us feeling good…and that will also help to fuel and re-educate our body so that it is able to work to lose the fat more effectively.