On Dieting...

Hey all!

     Okay, so let's get down to business! Diet...this is arguably the biggest boogieman in the entire health and fitness experience. Most of us have had some kind of experience with dieting and its often a frustrating one. One day you're enjoying a slice, or two, or three of pizza,having your favorite burger, beer, or wine. Life is good! The next morning you look into the mirror or at the scale and you're less than pleased. TIME FOR A CHANGE! You look up the latest rave diet or stock up on chicken breast and broccoli and prepare to wage all-out war on that belly fat! A couple days or maybe even an entire week later...you're waving the white flag. I'm willing to bet the vast majority of us have been there. With that said, we can all agree that dieting is not the easiest thing to do but I'm here to let you know that there is a silver lining. 

   Dieting is a powerful tool but one that trumps it every time is the MIND! Most times we aren't even eating because we're hungry. Its usually because we're bored, had a long day, are feeling low,in a social setting, etc. Furthermore, we don't usually eat junk because we want to. Oftentimes we feel too pressed for time and money to cook all our meals from scratch or buy the best quality foods. These are all obstacles that we encounter on a daily basis. The answer is to treat food as exactly what it is...FUEL!

    Food is simply an energy source to keep you alive and you should treat it as such. When you're hungry, your body is telling you that fuel source is low and its time to fill up. The key is that once you've filled up, QUIT. You don't take your car to the pump and keep squeezing over and over once the tank is full, so treat your body the same! This simple trick will help you to dominate any diet you attempt and look great doing it!