Lifestyle vs. Diet
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Diet: You do whatever it takes to lose the pounds quickly, believing that you will stick to these changes and never regain a pound.
Lifestyle: You encounter daily challenges, but learn how to deal with them differently. Sometimes you give in, and hopefully more often, you don't. You begin to learn that you will have to do things differently, on a long-term basis, in order to realize and sustain results. The weight comes off slower, but has a better chance of staying off.
I think that this week I have begun the lifestyle approach. I had some challenges of not having enough food (eg. protein) for lunch and dinner, which made my cravings worse. I've decided to add some meat back in. I'm going to buy superfoods on a weekly basis, even if I don't go to farmers market. I need to make vegetables a daily part of my diet. I had real splurge this week, and because I wasn't used to the oil, it didn't really taste that good. I hope to do better with the sugar, because when I do have it, I'm really exhausted afterwards. Its interesting to see how quickly you become dependent on it again for energy. Sorry I'm rambling, I'm writing this just after waking up and doing my weekly weigh-in.
Loss this week:
1.5 pounds (YEAH!)
1.3% body fat
I'm happy I purchased a scale that allows me to look at loss in terms of BMI and body fat, instead of weight alone. I may have to reshape my goals around body fat to be more specific. We'll see. Just happy to see my ticker move!