One of the most common resolutions that people make is to lose weight and get healthy. Many people (myself included) turn to whatever is the latest fad to help themselves shed pounds. For me, I had determined that I was going to start doing the Keto Diet. I had joined a few groups on Facebook several months ago and after seeing the members’ progress, I was ready to dive in.
On Wednesday night, I decided to take a bath and read a magazine (tmi, right? Ha!). For some reason, I have several magazine subscriptions even though I never paid for them. I don’t know what kind of magic skills I have, but I wish it would extend to getting groceries and diapers without paying for them…
The magazine I picked up was the January 2018 issue of Women’s Health, so it was full of workouts and healthy recipes. One article talked about a woman’s experience with stopping the Paleo Diet and focusing on eating real food. For some reason, that article hit me like lightning. I am so guilty of over-complicating things and giving myself too many “rules” about certain things. The concept of just focusing on eating real food most of the time seems so simple but effective.
I’m not a stranger to this idea. When I was more active at the gym I used to go to (RIP muscles), I participated in a few weight loss challenges that focused on this concept. Somehow this had gotten lost to me as I continued to gain weight and started to get desperate to find the quickest, easiest fix that I could.
I’m not condemning anyone for any dietary choices they choose to make. If you have found that Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Raw Foods, or whatever approach works best for you, then congratulations and enjoy yourself! However, for me, it’s time to get back on board with the idea of keeping it simple and straightforward. It’s time for me to just eat real food.