Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Eat Anything You Want. No, Really.

You can eat anything you want. Honestly. And I'll tell you why and how. 

For many of us, the first thing we think about when we want to lose weight is dieting. We start thinking about all the food we have to give up and all the wonderful things we can no longer have. Cake, candy, sweets and treats. All of it has to go. 

And then a week later, we snap. We are tired of telling ourselves no. We crack under the pressure. We decide, "I can't go my whole life without having the things I want, so why even try?" 

Obviously, then, that doesn't work for most of us as a weight loss tool. Instead, I suggest you take a completely different approach. My advice is simple. You can eat anything you want. 

BUT... you have to stop and ask yourself, before every bite and every snack... do you REALLY want it? Sure, we all enjoy the bites and tastes. But what do you really want? 

If you are like me, you want to fit into smaller clothes and you want to have more energy and you want to feel healthier and stronger. You want to look and feel lean and trim. You want to be able to walk up stairs without feeling out of breath. You want to walk by a mirror and not feel ashamed or embarrassed. You want to live a long and wonderful life with the ones you love. You want to experience every moment of life and you want to do it in a body that is healthy and strong. 

You want these good things for yourself. And you deserve to have them. So why settle for anything less? Why have something you don't really want? 

The next time you are faced with a choice, don't tell yourself you can't have it. Because if you really want it, you can. YOU are in control and you are in charge. But if that junk food is not what you really want, make a better choice for yourself. 

You have eat anything you want. So the question is, what do you REALLY want for yourself?