Saturday, August 27, 2011

On a Diet

"Are you still on your diet?"

This is a very common question that people ask me. It always throws me off a bit. I have been living this lifestyle now for almost two years. I am not on a diet. I never really was. I guess when I started I thought of it as another diet that I would try to see if I could lose weight. But since the first week, I have never felt like I was on a diet ever since.

Diets don't work. Plain and simple. I don't care what kind of diet it is, how healthy or unhealthy the variety. They just don't work.

I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, "But I lost 30 pounds on the atkins diet, that worked." Well sure, it may have worked for a minute. Until you went "off the diet." That's why people always ask that question. "Are you still 'on' your diet?" Diets don't work because diets are not maintainable for life. And in order for a diet to "work" you have to lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life.

Only when I stopped dieting did I stop struggling. That is why when people ask me that question, I am always so thrown off. Because I associate the word "diet" with "struggle"

and I am not struggling anymore.

Intermittent Fasting = FREEDOM!!!

4 comments:

  1. I agree! Committing to a lifestyle is completely different than going on a diet for a while. :)

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  2. IF is way better than a diet. Jenna - good job on the cruise, you are very inspiring.

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  3. The reason why intermittent fasting sounds like a diet is because we've labelled it "Intermittent Fasting", instead of just saying we only eat one or two meals a day, like the Romans do...

    Check this out...
    http://www.astheromansdo.com/italian_eating_habits.htm

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  4. New Diet Taps into Innovative Idea to Help Dieters Lose 12-23 Pounds in Just 21 Days!

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