If you’ve ever strolled round a lovingly kept garden, whether it’s full of fruit, vegetables, herbs or flowers, you may have experienced a sense of wonder, a sense of being at one with nature and an incredible feeling of being in touch with reality.
Rushing round a supermarket grabbing packaged fruits and vegetables and all manner of processed ‘foods’ just doesn’t create that warm fuzzy feeling!
A high percentage of medical conditions are a direct result of our diet; we are what we eat, as the saying goes. Personally I’d rather be seen as an exotic fruit than a burger but hey, each to their own 🙂
But it’s really important to acknowledge that what we eat has an effect on our bodies. Every action causes a reaction after all. The problem is, although we know all this stuff about diet and healthy eating, we don’t always put what we learn into practice for all sorts of reasons.
So I became my own guinea pig and experimented on myself with a healthy weight loss plan.
I have a sweet tooth and could possibly be classified as a chocoholic so I decided to give myself 30 days to re-tune my body and perhaps lose those extra pounds and it worked! I watched everything I consumed over a month and only ate fresh foods – nothing processed. I limited my carbs after breakfast and lost 14lbs. I have to admit to being a bit irritable for the first couple of days but after that I was fine and felt better with each passing day.
I’m not promoting unhealthy or fast weight loss here. I needed to lose those pounds and although I’ve slipped a bit recently, I know that a quick month – and they do go by quickly after all – of being nice to me will sort it all out again.
One tip that I find works well is refusing to go down the unhealthy aisles in the supermarkets. Try that if you can. It makes you feel so good. I tell everyone who will listen that I avoid the ‘bad-for-you-stuff’ (Smug face)
Also, with the state of the planet and our need to cut out plastic packaging, you can kill two birds with one stone – so to speak. Hmm not a very nice expression but you get the gist.
Look after your body – it’s the only one you have after all!
P.S. I found this book on Amazon (UK). I haven’t bought it yet but it looks very interesting. I like discovering the reasons behind things!
The Psychology of Weight-Loss
*The weight-loss law: The only proven way to lose weight – and the only thing that matters
*Why the whole weight-loss industry is set up to make you fail
*How natural habit changes occur, and how to make them easily every time
*How to lose weight in your own way so that you feel happy throughout the process
And much, much more
Andrew’s book The Psychology of Weight-Loss will transform how you relate to dieting forever. It provides a step-by-step guide to make weight loss easy, lasting, and fully under your control. If you want permanent control over your weight, without any fad diets, this is the book for you.