I’ve spoken about the roller coaster ride I had with diets: the ups
and downs on the scale, digestive issues that have plagued me for most of my
life, not to mention the hip and knee pain making me feel like I’m eighty
instead of in my forties. It should be no surprise that I want to end my
relationship with food – “We are breaking up…it’s not you it’s me.”
food? I don’t mean the way I love chocolate…I mean not seeing food as an
addiction anymore. I don’t discount any diet that can help someone lose
weight. I’ve been successful in the past with Weight Watchers and I do feel
they are the leaders in weight loss models as they do not promote giving up any
type of food, instead they promote moderation.
The fact is that – dieting is not for me, it’s the deal breaker in this
thinking about food and its effects. I have already come a long way in my
studies but this is a journey and I do need more information to complete my
a very interesting study of 6500 people in China eating different diets and how
this study tracked the underlying causes of diseases such as cancer, heart
disease, diabetes and more. I am halfway through the book and I feel
a bit overwhelmed by all the information. Do you know what the ultimate
culprits were? It was meat and dairy. The recommendation is to eat a
plant-based diet vs. an animal-based diet.
rice, pasta) this is not an undertaking I plan to continue permanently but
I do feel these carbs bring on a lethargic, low-energy Gail to light and I much
prefer bubbly and enthusiastic Gail.
what I use in coffee and I avoid the rest of the dairy products, although
sometimes I forget that cheese, butter and yogurt are milk products (dumb blond
moments). I’ve also limited eggs, not drinking soda and I try to avoid junk and
intake. I grew up on a farm and eating meat was a staple of our everyday lives.
So how do I limit the meat I eat? FYI based on the book I listed above-red meat
is not the only danger to your health – all meats are dangerous.
one day a week without meat….this makes sense to me, much easier than
completely giving it up.
in my coffee and salt on my food) were done by alternating or substituting or
switching things up, not by eliminating quickly which can have adverse effects.
getting a grasp and learning the pros and cons of what we eat. It is almost
like a true relationship in the sense you have to find the right balance; no
settling however compromising and growth are needed for it to survive.
something; the forbidden apple in the Garden of Eden being the prime example of
what happens when someone thinks they can’t have something…they want it even
face including anemia, high cholesterol, diabetes and more. It isn’t just
about what’s on the outside, your insides are far more important to keep in
nutrition rather than hoping someone will come along wave a magic wand and make
me healthy and thin is the better option. I am not on a diet…I am done with
that mentality. I choose to follow a different path this time around.
Here is what I am currently doing or plan to be doing to change my
relationship with food:
is recommended for people with IBS, gas, bloating and other digestive disorders
body is my responsibility and so are the results I achieve.
Weight Watchers since last year. Current weight – above where I should
be which is depressing BUT rather than going out and buying a bigger pair
of pants I am forgetting about why I’m up on the scale and forging forward.
strange new foods and to seek out a new healthier life” Live long and
prosper my friends.