There are many sayings about diet and weight. For example:
“You are what you eat.”
“Abs are made in the kitchen.”
“You can’t out exercise a bad diet.”
I could go on, but I think you get my point. Honestly, they are all true. The way you eat, and the food you eat tells a tale. If you eat unhealthy, heavily processed, and sugary foods, your body is going to document the discomfort, excess body fat, and eventual disease that it is feeling.
It will start as a whisper, and continue until it is screaming for change. You might wonder “when did this happen,” but deep down you know it was happening all along.
The opposite happens when you eat healthy, unprocessed, and low sugar foods. Your body hums melodies of health, while your feet skip to the rhythm. You have energy and feel great.
If you don’t like the way you feel and look then change. Your story is not permanent. It’s not your identity. The only way to transform your health is to change your diet.
Going to the gym will improve your narrative, but it will not give you that ultimate ending you desire. Trying the current fast or fad might improve your story for a few chapters, but again, it will not give you what you want.
You must change the way you eat to transform your body, both in health and appearance. You might think eating healthy is hard and boring, but it’s not if you keep it simple and eat unprocessed foods. Meal planning and searching for new recipes will ensure a healthy diet does not become boring.
But let’s say you’re right, eating healthy is boring, what would you rather feel boredom or discomfort? Boredom or excess body fat? Boredom or disease?
For change to last, you need to realize and accept that you got yourself into this situation, and only you can get yourself out of it. You are the problem and the solution to your situation. You are the creator of your story, and only you have the power to change it.
Don’t let success or failure derail you from your health goals. Take it one meal at a time, and keep it simple. Use the grocery list I posted a few months ago to guide you in buying real foods. Plan your meals, so that you have new recipes to try and won’t get bored.
We all have the power to choose our story.