You 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.