We hear, especially at the start of the year or in between, now with the internet, a lot of diets being promoted and there is this is whole mentality of lose 30 kilos in 30 days and that sort of mindset that’s been brought about by diets.
Diet as such has gotten a bad rap. The word has become negative thing because of how it’s been misused. So now, if you talk diet, people think, “oh it’s a short term fix” and in reality it’s a short term fix to a long term problem.
You might lose 30 kilos in 30 days or whatever they promise, but..
1. It’s not healthy.
2. You have personally not grown by it.
Which means you go back to your usual eating habits after that and put that weight back on and didn’t all of the cases but more back on. This is a short term thinking mentality where all, just do it for 30 days, 60 days or 90 days and then I can just go back to whatever it is doing and then, I’ll be fine.
Unfortunately, it just doesn’t work like that. Obviously, it’s not healthy when you’re losing all that weight in 30-60 -90 days versus you’ve probably taken 10-15-20 years to put that weight on. That mentality of instant gratification needs to go out of us, for us to have an effective long term healthy fit body.
Whereas lifestyle, it’s a positive way of looking at it. It gives diet, nutrition and fitness a lifetime, a lifelong commitment to it. When you say, you’ve made a lifestyle choice, to eat a certain way, it means, regardless of what temptations around you, regardless of what people offer you, you say “Sorry this is my lifestyle, this is how I eat, so I don’t eat that certain food”.
To make something a lifestyle choice, you have to really grow with it and understand why certain foods are good for your body, and nourishes you, versus what everyone else can eat. It becomes a part of life. It becomes an integral part of who you are, a lifestyle. It’s healthier in a mental perspective and physical perspective.
In a mental perspective, it’s healthier because, you think about it positively, you have made the choice rather than in a diet where you think ‘I can’t eat cakes’, for example. Whereas in a lifestyle choice, you say, “I don’t eat that because, it’s not good for me or it doesn’t nourish my body, it does not take me to my goals”. So that’s a healthier positive mentality that comes about for the lifestyle change.
Making eating low-carb lifestyle choice is something anyone who has had problems with weight gain or weight maintenance over the years should consider. It’s something that actually works with your body and works with your genetics (especially the expression of genetics which is epi-genetics) to work well and you start losing. Using the fact that your body has stored fat because of insulin, look to lower insulin in your blood. Making it a lifestyle choice makes it easier in the long run rather than doing a low-carb ‘diet’ for 6 months and then going back to your old eating habits which is what brought you to where you are today.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that just because, when you go back to eating, the way you are eating before you go low-carb, your genetic expression once again says, “oh, okay, this person is eating more carbs, so let me start storing it”.
So if you are someone who has been obese, and has been struggling with weight, even after doing what conventional wisdoms says, “eat less, exercise more” and all that sort of thing, give the low-carb lifestyle a chance, don’t make it a diet, make it a lifestyle choice, think about it in long-term.
In terms of the benefits it can give, like good health, good fitness, fat loss, and there’s a lot of research that says it even helps prevent lifestyle diseases. Make low-carb eating a lifestyle, don’t make it a diet, because diet in your mind is a restrictive, negative, thing, be positive, make it a lifestyle choice, it’s a lot easy to stick to when you make it a lifestyle choice.
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