Diets do not work.

IMG_1751You know those moments when you discover something obvious, but despite it being simple common sense it hits you like a ton of bricks; suddenly it makes complete sense?  I had one of those thoughts yesterday.  I read this book called “It Starts With Food” written by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig.  It got me thinking: Diets do not work.

The fact is anybody can lose weight if they are dedicated enough to a change in habits (exercise and food choices).  However, oftentimes people lose the weight only to gain it back and plus some.  This is because “diets” are seen as a temporary solution to a problem (excess weight).  We know when we are overweight and some even go as far as saying that being a little overweight it healthy.  One has to ask though can you honestly say there is such thing as being “healthily overweight?”

So today I decided that I’m going to do the Whole30 challenge.  What appeals to me about this program is that it’s not a diet.  It’s more like a cleanse.  It is a process of reintroducing my body to real good food with no processed, chemically produced, product.   If it once walked or swam or grew from the ground chances are I can eat it.  I have my husband’s full support.  He eats healthy anyway but I told him all the stuff that are not compliant to the program and he has agreed that he will eat those foods (I do not want to waste any of our current food in the house). Thirty days…. this can’t be THAT bad.


7 thoughts on “Diets do not work.

    • SPVF July 23, 2015 / 5:33 am

      Thanks I checked your blog and it seems very realistic. 🙂 I will have to refer back to it after I finished the Whole30 challenge.

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  1. Allenafaith July 24, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    I’m glad I read this before I tried to go on a diet. I’ve been trying to lose weight. Ever since my parents had their heart attacks, we have basically cut out fried foods, we bake all of our food now. My parents work and they are really active during the day and they are on a heart healthy diet and if they go just a little bit off of it they gain some pounds back. There has been so much in the news and around the internet about diets, one day they are saying they work perfect and the next day they are saying the don’t work. I’m curious to know how the Whole30 challenge works out for you so don’t forget to tell us! 🙂

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    • SPVF July 26, 2015 / 6:10 pm

      I will definitely let you know how it goes. 😉


  2. Piyu... July 26, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Would like to know more on it.. till recently my focus was on loosing weight but now I feel more than loosing weight healthy living should be my focus.. but i easily fall for temptations..

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    • SPVF July 26, 2015 / 6:09 pm

      You should check out the book. It gives explanation on why we love the foods that we do. I am on day 4 on the Whole30 plan and I must say although I feel like I have limited choices on what to eat; I also feel like it’s easier to decide what to eat. Whole30 has a special online forum community with people doing the same thing. I’ve been posting on there. If you want you can check out what I’ve been eating here:

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      • Piyu... July 26, 2015 / 6:14 pm

        Thank you.. let me go through it


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