Change Your Mind; Change Your Body
How Many Carbs Can You Handle without Getting a Love Handle?
Okay, last night was one of those nights that started off at dinner time with the wrong choices; albeit they were in the hands of someone else. I was fed a fatty pork chop, French fries, a salad (hurray) and some veggies with a piece of cheesecake for dessert. Immediately, I started to dissect the pork and got every piece of lean meat off of it. While no one was watching, I slipped the fatty parts to the dog. After dinner, my partner coaxed me to go to Wendy’s because his stomach was upset. He said the only thing that would settle it was a Frosty. Well, I thought, a small frosty won’t hurt. So, I muddled around Homo Depot while sipping on a frosty.
So, is it any wonder that I gained 2.5 lbs in one day? No, it is not any wonder. It is pure science, my friend. I know it, and you know it.
You just can’t put that kind of food in your body, with that amount of sugar and fat—not exercise—and expect to be thin.
Fortunately, I have a resilient body. I’m going to yoga this morning and have a plan to get at least 1.5 lbs off today. It may take the entire week to get the rest of it off. Fat “don’t” come off easy, as you well know. So, these lazy mistakes we make, come at a big cost. If we keep making them, unfortunately, we keep getting bigger and bigger until, one day, we get a heart attack and complications all over the place because of morbid obesity.
I’ve seen the worst cases in my practice with people 200 lbs. and more over their suggested weight. No one wants to tackle that kind of weight loss. It’s daunting. You get 30 lbs. off and begin to think that there is no end to the struggle. Then you go on a binge and gain it all back in a week. Then it’s even harder to get it off, because initially, it took three months to get the 30 lbs off in a healthy way.
Losing weight is a complex and mentally challenging step for anyone to have to take who is overweight. But how important is it, when your life is at stake?
The most important challenge are life changing steps that will effect every meal and every day of your life… not just the diet time. You have to look at everything you eat, the amount you eat, and challenge yourself—in your mind—to see if these steps are right for you. Your body will let you know.
If your mind is leading you down the wrong path, then it is definitely time to get some help. Changing your mind is the key! Change your mind; change your body. Change your mind; change your life!
Get on board and stop eating your life away today.