Do you know there is no such thing as an easy diet – unless you are my hub who just stops eating the biscuits and loses half a stone – don’t you just hate that?
Why should he have all the fun?
Diets – miracles and promises
For most of my life, I have been against dieting. Companies swear miracles will happen if you use their methods. They show disturbing images of women in their underwear. They all brandish muscles in places I would rather not see. What a total turn off – all that puff and sweat and you end up looking like the Hulk! No thanks.
Reasons for not dieting
However, the state of my belly fat and BMI (Bottom Measurement – Immense) I had to succumb to some dieting. Consequently, I Immediately wrote down all the things I couldn’t do to convince myself that I didn’t need to diet.
- Walk very far.
- Suffer from Chronic Fatigue.
- Get IBS when eating too many vegetables and fruit.
- Lack of desire to lose weight.
- Couldn’t give up chocolate.
- Ice cream.
- Or sweeties.
- Have Arthritis in neck and shoulder and knees give way.
- Don’t like rabbit food, especially Lettuce.
Dear people, you can see why it wouldn’t be a good idea to diet – can’t you?
Positives for a diet
Then I wrote down why I ought to lose some weight.
- More energy.
- Will help with my Arthritis and knees – less weight to carry around.
- Overeat chocolate, cakes and sweeties.
- Can make friends with Lettuce.
- Longer life.
The clincher ended up with me wanting to be around for my kids! So I gave in and chose a tried and tested diet or rather a life style change.
Is there a point to this post?
Is it working – well, I haven’t been for my weigh in this week as I was celebrating my Silver Wedding Anniversary. On the whole, though, I will say yes. I do have more energy although I could strangle Lettuce’s neck.
Can’t wait for next weeks weigh in so that Lettuce has to eat her leaves. She said I would falter and eat chocolate and cake this week to celebrate my Anniversary!
Don’t let fat win
Seriously though, choose a diet that suits you and can deliver what it says it can on the packet.
Without a doubt fat is the culprit, by the way, limit that, and you will lose weight. It is as easy as that!
Enjoy your day; I am off to chew a carrot.
Have you found a diet that has helped you keep the weight off without selling your soul to the ads that promise miracles?