Author: Amber French
Why You Should Stop Blaming Your Will Power
And Start Believing in your SELF
If you eat processed foods more regularly than whole foods and you are trying to lose weight, two words…. “Good Luck”!
Stop blaming yourself for being overweight and not being strong enough to lose weight. The foods in our culture have been changed and modified. They are processed down to non foods and filled with preservatives and chemicals that leave us wanting more.
That’s right, the food we consume every time we open a box, bag or container leave us starving and simultaneously wanting more. Processed foods cannot sustain us unless they are eaten in very large quantities (with a very large quantity of calories attached to it). The food companies design food to do two things; taste really good and leave us wanting more. And they are succeeding WILDLY!!! The foods are changed by manipulating the Fat, Sugar and Salt content to reach that magic sweet spot that causes our brains to react similarly to drugs like cocaine. While we are creating our addiction we are also starving ourselves of the vitamins and nutrients we so desperately need to LIVE.
Once we have consumed that prepackaged food and received our high we are immediately hungry again because we haven’t given our bodies what they are asking for. So what does this mean to you when you are trying to lose weight??? Quite a lot;
Don’t believe in will power, believe instead, if you give your body what it needs and break the habits that cause us to eat when we aren’t hungry you won’t need to white knuckle through another diet EVER.
The amount of “Whole Foods” (foods that are as close to their original state as possible) it would take to reach the point of excess calories (which causes weight gain) is practically impossible to reach on a regular basis. Meaning most days you would only consume the amount of calories needed to sustain you and either see you weight decrease (if you had excess weight to lose) or easily maintained without gaining weight each year you grow older and your metabolism slows!
A whole host of other ailments that plague you, resulting from being nutrient deficient will start to lessen or disappear because you are feeding your body the correct vitamins and nutrients it needs. This increases your motivation as you start to remember what feeling GOOD feels like.
Try this for two weeks and let me know how it works for you….
Make you breakfast, lunch and snacks whole plant based foods. Followed by eating a well balanced dinner of a combo of your “go-to” processed and unprocessed foods.
That’s right, No packages for two weeks for breakfast lunch and all snacks. No containers, boxes or bags. What does that leave you ask? Anything you can buy in bulk and that you can eat in it’s natural state, or as close as you can get.
Fruits, veggies, whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, bulgur, oats etc) 100% juices, teas, nuts, seeds etc.
Breakfast: Steel Cut Oats with berries and almond milk
Lunch: Lettuce Wraps stuffed with you favorite veggies and peanut dipping sauce or Vegetable Soup.
Dinner: Brown Rice Pasta and Marinara Sauce (and your lean protein of choice)
Snacks: fruit, almonds, chickpeas, smoothies etc.
The increase in energy, lack of blood sugar swings and clearer skin are all happy by-products you will experience!!!
Email me with your results or with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Kindness,
About the Author: Amber has been in the fitness and recreation game for over 15 years (not including school!!). She made fitness her life because as the age old saying goes, study and teach what it is you need to learn. In other words, she’s battles with some weight issues for many years and wants to share what she has learned along the way.
You can follow her @TheVeganHouse