We aren't meant to be sedentary, so I set a goal for the year to keep me accountable.
Changing how I eat is a process. It will take time, and I will never be perfect.
At this point in my weight-loss journey, I can see that I’ve been struggling for a few weeks, and I need to do something to reset my taste buds.
If I have difficulty staying on track, I might do a juice fast or even a water fast (I've done both before) to help me reset my taste buds.
You must find a way to believe in yourself and harness your inner power, so you can traverse your way through the challenges of living a healthy lifestyle and come out as the person you want to become: healthy, at peace and free of the struggle.
I think what happened is that my feelings of inadequacy morphed into me feeling like a failure.
Flour is a higher-calorie density food. Usually I don't eat highly refined flour products, and my bread is usually high-quality, whole grain bread from a local bakery.
There were a couple of times I came close to eating something I knew wasn't healthy for me (popcorn cooked in oil with salt added), but I knew that wasn't what I really wanted for my body.
At first, I felt disappointed in myself, and then I quickly shifted my mindset (I've built up my ability to do so). I knew the feeling was temporary, and I knew I could learn from my mistake. I’m developing new eating habits that will take time.
We need long periods of time for the body to function properly. The idea behind intermittent fasting is to give your body the time it needs to do its job, while also naturally decreasing your food intake throughout the day.