So.. I've come to realize lately how our societies NEED to have everything NOW has dramatically increased our nations obesity rates. Seriously.. fast food?!? What could be better... I'm hungry!! Feed me now! I'm not going to lie.. if there was a drive thru window that served squash, with chicken.. seasoned to perfection and sauteed with just a tiny bit of PURE VIRGIN OLIVE OIL... I would SO live there.
But as much as fast food is contributing to obesity with its GINORMOUS portion sizes and huge amounts of processed carbs and saturated fat... another huge culprit lurks in the shape of FAD DIETING!!
So here's the deal. We want to lose weight and we want to lose it NOW!!! When our new healthy lifestyle doesn't turn over big numbers we want to throw it out the window and take diet pills that make us poop our pants. It's ridiculous/frustrating and INCREDIBLY unhealthy.. but we do it anyway.. because WE NEED IT NOW!! The sad thing is.. when the fad dieting turns out to be too hard.. or too expensive.. or we've pooped our pants one too many times... WE GIVE UP!! A year later we decide to try again. This time we are the same size, maybe even a little heavier and once again our INSTANT weight loss scheme proves to be too difficult and we prove to ourselves that weight loss is IMPOSSIBLE.
So here's my point. You know that year... that went by between trying one fad diet and another... in that year, had healthy living been adopted... YOU COULD HAVE REACHED YOUR GOAL!! I mean honestly, sticking to healthy eating for an entire year is going to yield you BIG numbers. SOOO.. even though taking an approach which requires you to make permanent changes to your lifestyle means you must be patient.. it also means that you are changing the way you live. YOU STOP DIETING... and you start living. :)