Many of us prepare meals every day for ourselves and people we love. What are you feeding them? When I talk to people about their diets, this is what I hear.
“Oh, we eat really healthy for the most part.” Or “I’m on a diet (paleo, Atkins, “low carb”, Zone, South Beach, Nutrisystems).” You get the idea. And my favorite – “I’m on a diet an it’s working.”
Of course it’s working! You can lose weight on any diet. I often tell my clients, you can lose weight on Beyonce’s cayenne pepper lemon juice diet. The problem is not with the diet. The problem lies in the thought pattern that led to the diet. That thought that says, I’ll fix it quick with this diet. Then I can fit into that dress for my daughter’s wedding. Or maybe I can get some love if I drop a few pounds. Maybe then she will go out with me. Or, my doctor said I need to lose 20 pounds. He said I should be on a low carb diet. I would love to kill that term “low carb” but I don’t believe in PC speech so I’ll leave that one alone.
What if we’re all delusional? I’m being kind here because the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results! How many times have you heard yourself saying any of those previous statements? How many diets have you tried? What happened when you came off the diet? YES! You gained back the weight! Sometimes it was a little, maybe a few pounds, but then over time, you got it all back and more.
I know what I’m talking about. Back in the day, I went on a diet and lost 40 pounds. But the story continues … with all the elation over succeeding and making my goal. Whoop! Whoop! Then, the day of reckoning came. My environment changed dramatically. I went from working at home (a controlled environment) to working in an office with a bunch of junk food nazis. Every day they brought in donuts, chimichangas, tamales, cakes, pizza, ribs. Oh and did I mention this was a high stress working environment. That’s a part of what was driving this incessant need for fat, salt and sugar. At first, I was strong. I brought my lunch every day and just rushed past the kitchen. But you know the deal. Someone would come by my cubicle and offer me a donut. They would come by and say ooh, you need to try these tamales. They are SOOOOO good. Tamales, a particular addiction of mine at the time, were calling my name. Janice Janice Janice! I went down for the count. When I regained consciousness, I was 40 pounds heavier. Oh, I seem to remember losing that 40 pounds somewhere. Well I found it! Dam it!
Does this story sound vaguely familiar to you? Yes? This is the life story of America, the BIG, the BOLD, the Beautifully FAT! And it all started with our thinking. That’s where everything starts. Remember everything is created twice, first in the mind, then in our physical reality. Big fat butts don’t just materialize out of thin air. We start out with fat butt thinking.
Now you may be thinking, where is she really going with this? The title of this blog is Feed Others Good Food. Yes, and there is a point to my rambling. So many times the excuse I hear is this. “My husband won’t eat healthy food.” “You don’t understand. My kids are really picky eaters.” “If it takes longer than 10 minutes, we’re going out to eat.” These are all excuses to feed your loved ones garbage. But guess who’s sitting at the table with them.
When you decide you’ve had enough of losing the same 20 pounds over and over again, you will make a lifestyle transformation of epic proportions. The people who get to come along for the ride are your family and friends. You won’t be able to in good conscience serve them over processed, pesticide-ridden, GMO, chemistry project “food”. Your life and health will mean too much to you. And by default, you will want your loved ones in on the game. The game is REAL FOOD, brisk physical activity, and spiritual nourishment, a complete mind, body, spirit transformation.
To get yours started, come visit me at JaniceWoody.com. Ask about how I may serve you some good food for thought to get yourself on the path to an epic lifestyle transformation. Here’s to your Lifetime Health!