The answer is real food

This morning Baby J woke up early. And I woke up hungry. About 2 weeks before Easter I started a diet. You really can’t get better timing than that. It actually went quite well up until the Easter chocolate descended upon the house where I found that actually, as originally suspected I have a complete lack of any kind of will power. The diet, of course fizzled to nothing.

But since then I’ve been doing a little reading because there are a shed load of diets out there, eating plans, pills, shakes – the works, and I’ve attempted most of them to no avail. But I think that I may have identified the issue.

There is no point trying to loose weight and be healthy by eating anything that isn’t actually real food. The best definition that I’ve seen was a Facebook comment (I would credit it but I honestly cannot remember where I saw it or what it was in reference to).

“the problem is that we have lost the meaning of what food is. If it doesn’t grow from the ground or come from animals or your Nana couldn’t make it in her kitchen, it’s junk and you shouldn’t be eating it. Cut out the junk, and dieting becomes irrelevant.”

So for me that cuts out all fast food, crisps, chocolate, fizzy drinks, ready meals, cereals, snack bars… I could probably go on.

The other thing was to chuck out the tape measures and scales. My measurement is a pair of jeans I want to fit into, that not so long ago I actually did. There is actually another pair too which is a bit smaller, but I am saving those for my next phase.

I’ve decided to add a new page to my blog which will detail my menu and progress, to see if just sticking to real food actually makes any difference. I have a basic plan that I’m following that isn’t fancy meals made up, or shakes or points, or calorie counting. It’s just me strictly eating only real food. I’ll be honest if I cheat but hopefully the fact I’m doing it publicly stops me.

If you have any input I’m all ears. I’m certainly not a professional, just a woman tired of other peoples ‘tried and tested’ systems. Today could be the start of something beautiful šŸ™‚

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