Getting Back to Diet Basics

My weight has been creeping up on me again. A few years ago I managed to lose 30 pounds. I did it a simple way, by eliminating all sugar and refined carbohydrates from my diet, and by eating foods that were as close as possible to their natural state. I ate lots of vegetables, some fruit, and high quality protein. I felt and looked great!? But then I started having little slips in my diet. First it was pizza, and then honey, and slowly and surely I got back to the place where I am now. Eating too much sugar and way too many refined foods.

So of course, I start looking for the quick fix. I have read all sorts of top 10 lists on how to lose weight. I’ve actually been watching the commercials for those “fat burner” pills. I even briefly considered taking that new, FDA approved weight loss pill. Anything except the one thing that will work. Eating right and getting some exercise.

Why is that? Even though I know it doesn’t exist I am looking for the great, miracle weight loss secret. I am hoping to find the magic pill that will let me watch TV all day and eat junk food and still be slim and healthy. Why am I looking for a magic pill when I know what works? The secret to weight loss is simple. Eat less, exercise more! Eat healthy foods and it will be easier to eat less.

Today I have recommitted to my healthy eating plan. No more sugar, no more toast with honey. Plenty of quality protein, fresh vegies and fruit. I will drink lots of water and take a walk every day. I think I’ll start a 30 day healthy eating and exercise  challenge to go along with my 30 day blogging challenge. It will give me something to write about!

7 thoughts on “Getting Back to Diet Basics”

  1. I am a gym freak person and i want to be fit and healthy … i don’t like fatty stuff on me. 😉

    But still i do not get much time after whole day work …but i do not fail to go gym atleast 3 to 4 days a week :)

  2. I understand the temptation and have a proposal for you. My 21st birthday is in one month’s time, and between now and then is Easter, the biggest temptation of them all. Let’s lend each other some motivation and support and try to establish some good habits in the next 30 days.

  3. OK Ferox! You’re on. Are you going to blog about it? I think you’ll have it harder with your 21’st birthday. Here in the US that is a pretty big deal. Today’s goal for me is to get some exercise. Which means I have to move away from the computer!

  4. that is also what im up to. im trying to lose my weight and sipping bioslim tea, the one with senna leaves. well, the result is not so quick but i feel lighter. when i rn out of bioslim i grab myself a twinings or lipton green tea sometimes, but it didnt help. i practically dont know now if i would continue my bioslim or not.

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