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My diet* is better than your diet

Posted Aug 28 2009 8:21pm
*eating plan, way of life change - whatever you choose to call it

Scale Warfare had a post yesterday that really got me thinking. First about the guilt eating can bring on to a person who is struggling to lose weight. Secondly though, the absolute certainty we often see in the diet world that whatever plan the person is following is THE way to go.

Guilt - I'm guilty of this one! I think I've hit on it in the last couple blog posts. We veer off, even just slightly, from which ever plan we are on and we feel guilty. I need to change my focus on this. I need food to fuel my body, so I can't just stop eating altogether. Just like with a car, sometimes you put in the cheap gas. That doesn't mean its time to get rid of the car. If you had a flat would you leave the car on the side of the road and go get another one? We can't expect to be perfect on this journey. God doesn't expect us to be perfect, He just expects us to TRY! The fact that we feel bad after feeding ourselves junk is proof that we are changing. There have been plenty of times in my life where I ate horrible for weeks or months at a time and never gave it a second thought. I challenge you; the next time you start to feel guilty about eating - stop and think of all the positive changes you've made along this journey!

The Plan - I know I've personally had this happen to me. I've been told that Low Carb is bad, not sustainable for life and I'm not losing weight the right way. I think the path you go down to lose weight is a lot like religion. You have to find one that fits your beliefs and you as a person. It has to fit well into your life and help you feel good about this process. Lets be honest, this isn't something that is ever going to end for most of us. We aren't going to wake up one morning at our goal weight and suddenly life is going to get easier. I actually think it will be as big an adjustment to go from actively losing to trying to actively maintain as it was going from gaining to losing. When I first started blogging I never talked about the plan I was following because I was afraid of negative feedback. I try not to push low carb on others, but I'm sure I've been guilty of it from time to time. This was a real eye opening moment, to realize I need to focus more on supporting the blogger, regardless of the diet! Show all

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