Lose the Weight on Your Mind, Lose the Weight on Your Belly
Since I posted Click a week and a day ago, I have changed my diet, which has calmed my mind, which has prevented binges, which has helped me to lose four and a half pounds.
I love when things click.
I am a firm believer that there are some people who, if they just put their mind to it, can lose the weight they want. And there are others, like me, who must piece together the ‘whys’ of the weight before they can proceed to have a healthier life.
I also believe that the realisations I talked about in ‘Click’ have helped me to take another approach to healthier eating and being. And this time I am winning.
I started by switching to a mostly raw diet, which helps calm my mind and the moods that plague me and encourage binge eating. I then ditched breads and pastas, which always leave me feeling bloated after I eat them. (I didn’t know what bloating really felt like until I stopped feeling bloated.) After that, I cut down heaps on my alcohol consumption, which isn’t easy in Australia when so much revolves around drinking.
Instead of the usual struggle and doubts, I’m feeling good. I know I have a long way to go, but I’m finally viewing this as a true lifestyle change instead of a means to get where I want to go. I can honestly envision a life where I only very rarely eat bread or pasta. I can see myself embracing smoothies once more.
I’ve gotten past the panic period I usually have in the first week by letting myself eat as much as I want whenever I want as long as its healthy, and that plan has seen me settle down into a proper diet with plenty of vege and fruit.
I’ve been here before, feeling confident and getting healthier, so I’m not going to make any promises. I’m not going to expect perfection, no binges and no regrets.
All I know is that I’m feeling calm, if not good, and I’m proud of how far I’ve come in just one week.