A question I got on my last post asked me what I changed about my diet completely, so I’ve decided I’m going to do this in multiple parts to explain each step of my diet change. Remember things don’t happen over night and that includes mindsets or diet changes.

Step 1: I decided I needed to eat better but I refused to go on a diet. The reason being, most diets take away something that is important to your body like carbs, fats, or types of protein, but your body needs all of these things. When you go on diets, say a no/low carb diet, you are drastically taking away a necessary part of your diet, when you do that your body freaks out. Yeah you shed the pounds pretty quickly, but it’s unrealistic to keep up this diet long term, so eventually you reintroduce carbs back into your normal diet and you gain the weight plus some back. The reason you gain the weight back so quickly isn’t because carbs are bad, but it’s because you deprived your body of something it needed and its trying its best to keep it and your body makes you crave it even more than normal because it didn’t have it for so long, and it’s finally getting what it’s been needing. This is why I did not want to do any of the diets but I knew that I needed a serious lifestyle change. After doing a little bit of research I found that bottom line, when it comes to just losing weight, it’s all about calories in versus calories out. Since I didn’t want to stop eating the sugars and fast food, this news was amazing to me. So my first official step in my lifestyle change was my portion sizes. I went from getting adult meals at Chickfila to ordering the children’s 6 piece meals. When I would get dessert I went from two scoops of ice cream to 1 scoop. Basically I cut all of my portions in half, and I lost about 10 lbs in about 3 weeks just by doing that and continuing to work out at least 3 times a week. This step was a lot easier than I thought and it paved the path for the rest of my journey making each step easier and easier.

Stay tuned for the next part of how I changed my lifestyle! Live your Con{FIT}dent You!

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