Truth be told, I've put an extra 10-15 pounds on over the past year. I am not proud of this, but I am sure I am not alone. I've allowed the stress of the past year to tempt me to numb my uneasiness with "comfort foods" that don't really bring comfort, just guilt and physical challenges. Does this sound familiar?
I am ready to make a change! How about you? Just as the pounds came on little by little, I know I have the power to shed them with simple, consistent steps. It is not about dieting, but about creating a healthier lifestyle. Here is what I plan to do. Want to join me?
Secondly, I plan to take an honest look at what and how much I am eating. At home I eat very healthy, and won't buy things that I know are not good for me. When I am out at restaurants or events, I find myself saying, "Well, just this once..." or "I have to purchase something here, so..." and compromising what I know is best for me. Sometimes it is just a desire to be like everyone else and not stand out in the crowd.
This is hard, isn't it? We don't see advertisements on TV for a big pile of blueberries, or some brown rice with stir fried veggies. We don't see many truly healthy options in the restaurants we frequent. The battle is not just against the addictive nature of the foods we eat, but is also against the psychological manipulation we've been subjected to for years through advertising, TV and promotions.
Personally, I am going to get back to what has worked for me in the past: drinking Green Smoothies, taking my Essentialzyme-4 and NingXia Red daily, bringing healthy snacks (NingXia Wolfberries, NingXia Red packets, Slique Tea, raw nuts, cut up veggies) with me when I go out so I am always prepared with something healthy when I need it, focusing on people instead of food.
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