What does the word ‘diet’ mean to you?
To most people, it means eating a certain way to lose weight, or to cure a disease, and most of these people only plan to do it short term– until they are the desired weight, or until their medical problem disappears. Then what? They go back to the way they enjoyed eating BEFORE, and wonder why the problem comes back- why didn’t that diet work long-term, they wonder, and why, now that I’m just fine, has my problem returned? I can’t stay on that diet forever- what should I do?
IF YOUR PROBLEM IS MEDICAL, you need to see your doctor and follow his or her advice. If it’s possible, I recommend a good Naturopath, otherwise, you may have to ask questions and choose a doctor who’s most qualified to deal with your problem. You can remove toxins by using Zeolite and keep colds and flu away with a good vitamin that contains sun-ripened fruits and veggies. There are many companies that sell these, but we recommend Purity because you will get great service from them and even some free samples. We have a Supplements?! page that tells you how to order from them to get the best prices, and you will find other goodies we like on that page too, that will enable you to achieve and keep great health! https://talknshare.wordpress.com/supplements/
IF YOUR PROBLEM IS BEING OVERWEIGHT, there are many ways you can address it and not gain back all you lose, but the bottom line is simply this– if you use a diet you cannot do for life, then after you finish it, you must discover how to feed your body differently than before your diet, so that you keep your new-found slimmer and healthier figure. That sounds frustrating to me, so I recommend you start an exciting journey of healthy eating that you find to be delicious, that you can do for life, and at the same time enables you to lose those unsightly excess pounds. Someone once said that to lose weight, all we need to do is begin eating right and our bodies will adjust. There is some truth to that, but I need to do a bit more in the beginning to achieve that goal, and perhaps you do as well. To start with, you may wish to count calories or carbs, but before long you most likely won’t have to count anything, nor will you be hungry as much as you once were- how sweet is that! Here’s a few pointers to get you started…
- If God made it, eat it in its natural form, after all, God would not have given us foods that were not good for us, so if man played with it and said he made it better, question it- and most likely you won’t want to eat it. A good example is butter. God enabled us to have a great product to enjoy on our toast and vegetables, but money-hungry, greedy man decided he could make something we would buy to fatten his wallet, so he invented margarine and told us it was heart-friendly and better. Many bought into that idea- ever notice how many man-made butters and oils are on the market? Another example is wheat. God intended us to have grain and make bread, but once more man decided he could extract money from us by bleaching it, which removed all nutrients, then adding a little back so he could call it enriched and we’d buy it. That worked too- ever notice how many unhealthy flour products are available? Then of course, there’s sugar. Another of God’s plants processed, bleached- all healthy nutrients removed, and sold simply because it is white (does color REALLY matter?), and it is sweet. Cane sugar is slightly brown when pressed and dried, and since it tends to be fattening if eaten to excess, just as is honey, even this natural sugar should be limited. If you want a lot of sweet, then Stevia is a good choice. If you’re careful about which one you buy, it will not be bitter because the outer leaves will not have been used.
- Check the ingredients of all your favorite foods. One example is peanut butter. If it’s just peanuts and sea salt, great, but if it has sugars, preservatives, etc. added to it, get another brand. The foods you get should not have added sugars and most oils are not good for us. You must learn to read labels and make good choices. Just changing the brands you purchase is a great beginning.
- Then there is chocolate. Mmmmmm… white and milk chocolate is not a good choice, but there are some yummy dark chocolates out there. Some tend to be bitter, but if you taste around, you will find some that suits you! Better yet, some are made with only good healthy ingredients- and those are the ones I buy!
If you want more information than this to get you started, cruise through the pages listed above and perhaps some of my other blog posts. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, make a comment asking and I’ll research and publish something especially for you- and others who would like the information. TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH AND SLENDER BODY!!