But I Diet…

Everywhere you look there is some advertising about a new diet and the importance of juicing. It can be overwhelming and if you jump from one system to the next, your body is confused and you are doing more harm then good AND definitely not seeing the results you desire.

Diet as a noun is defined as controlled intake of food or regular intake of something. As a verb it is defined as designed or promoted for weight loss.

I dislike the word diet because there is an automatic assumption tied to the word – “I can’t eat something”, or “I have to give up some food.” All of which are attack phrases and what happens when you are attacked? You attempt to defend yourself. In this case, the defense is you don’t stick to the diet.

Plus, if something or someone is attacking you, then you are not as ease. If that attack disrupts your life, how likely are you to give in to the attack? Not very.

If the very nature of what you are supposed to do is attacking you, how can you be successful at achieving the results you desire when the method is offensive to you? Psychologically it’s not going to work. You may be able to adhere to the diet for a short time but because it goes against what you believe, what you’re accustomed to doing and because you automatically defend what attacks you, you fail at it. You stop doing it before you see the results or you get the results but cannot maintain the results because you cannot maintain the diet. You resort back to your hold habits.

Think about the diets you have tried in the past. No carbs, eat small meals 6 -8 times per day, eat only this or only that. How effective were you and for how long? If you lost the weight, were you able to keep it off and maintain your ideal weight after the diet?

I remember I needed to lose about 10 pounds and I wanted to do it relatively quickly. Someone told me about a diet they tried that worked for them (they didn’t keep the weight off though) and I tried it.

I am a Sagittarius and by nature we don’t like to be told what we can or cannot do. We don’t like to be put in boxes, restricted or controlled. We become defiant. This ‘diet’ was restrictive, controlling and uncomfortable but I was determined to do it and lose the 10 pounds.

Here are the first 2 days of the diet:

DAY 1
1.Breakfast
– 1/2 Orange or Grapefruit
– 1 or 2 Boiled Eggs
2. Lunch : Try to eat as mush of one fruit that you like,
3. Dinner – Grilled meat only completely fat free, Cut or Ground

DAY 2
1. Breakfast
– 1/2 Orange or Grapefruit
– 1 or 2 Boiled Eggs
2. Lunch – Grilled or boiled chicken only. * remove the skin .
3. Dinner – 2 boiled eggs, green salad , One slice of toast or pita and one orange or grape fruit

This was insane BUT I did it for 1 week and here were my results.

  • I was irritated because I wanted something else to eat other than the few items outlined in the diet.
  • I got totally disgusted with hard-boiled eggs.
  • I didn’t lose the weight!!!!

The ‘diet’ was a serious form of attack. It disrupted my normal eating routine. It made me miserable because I like to eat good food and a variety of food and I could not do that. Because it was disruptive and made me miserable, my mind never processed or accepted it as something that would actually work.

The end result: FAILURE!

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