Choose habits wisely
If we keep doing what we are doing, we will keep getting what we are getting. This is the plain and simple reality food and the outcomes of your eating habits. The only way to really get a more desirable outcome – that will last forever – is to recognize that the way that you -and MOST people you know- eat, is simply not effective from a weight and energy perspective. If you are sick and tired of wasting months and years complaining about your weight and how you feel, a change is what will stimulate your body to burn fuel differently.
Habits are hard to break; very hard to break. You think you like them, but in truth, you only like the 5 minutes of time during which you are doing that habitual thing – like eating cereal for breakfast. When you think of the other 23 or so hours in your day, and how you feel during those hours, it might make you reconsider how much you actually DO like the habits you are so attached to. If they are making you fat and sluggish, are they really habits you like..? Is 23 hours a day of feeling good and looking lean not worth habit changes? Bad food habits are often chosen because there is a brief high, adrenaline rush, serotonin release that occurs after certain foods (carbohydrates) are consumed. Over time, you don’t even realize that what you are eating is in fact an addiction. You think you eat it because its good for you. Obviously it isn’t.
A high carbohydrate, grain- based diet will NOT work to get and keep you lean. The science shows that concentrated glucose entering the blood (this means bread and cereal and juice) will inevitably lead to an insulin surge and fat storage. Don’t believe me? How else do you explain it? As much as you would love to convince yourself that it is age, hereditary, or mystery, it isn’t. Its getting over your habits that is key. And when you do that, you will see. It will take five weeks to truly change how you eat. There are stages that your body will go through during this time, including; cravings and overcoming them, detoxification from elimination of excess glucose (trust me, you are eating way more than you’d like to believe), and hormone stabilization.