Monday, March 16, 2015

The Cookie Diet

I don't like typing the word hate, but I will make an exception here: I hate diets (and I hate the word hate). I have lost 40 pounds without dieting and I plan to lose another 60 pounds just the same. 

Diets restrict us from enjoying what we want. I'm not about that life and it's good to know that I don't have to be in order to lose the weight I want to lose.

So if I'm not dieting, how am I losing weight? Quick answer: balance from a healthy lifestyle. 

My weight-loss journey is based on a good balance of salads and cookies. Okay, not literally (but you may think so if you've been reading my blog lately).

To be honest, my successful weight-loss is due to living a healthy lifestyle. Let me break down for you what that means to me.

I have my very own definition of healthy. Defined as: no restrictions. I've been down the road of restriction in the past. It lead me right to the isle of binge eating and many steps in the wrong direction. Not going there, again!

Second part of the term is lifestyle. Definition: the way in which a person lives. I'm living here, not restricting. By eating cookies (and really anything I want) in moderation, I may not be reaching my goal of losing 100 pounds super fast, but I will reach it, and I will be happy not only when I get there, but throughout the entire journey. How great is that?

Some more of my own natural science: If I eat a cookie, I am happy. When I am happy, I am more apt to make healthy choices, such as eat more salads and workout more often. When I eat more salads and workout, it helps me lose weight. Therefore: cookies help me lose weight. 

Diet lovers, I'm sorry. There is another, happier way to lose weight (that involves cookies)!

If you've been following me for a while, this may all be review for you (or maybe a nice refresher). I have a lot of lighthearted joking in this post, but there is one thing I'm not joking about: We don't have to give up the things that we enjoy in order to lose weight and feel great. Just try to balance the "good" and the "bad" things, whatever those may be defined as to you.

Readers: Tell me, what does balance look like to you?
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  1. Balance to me is eating healthy all day so I can look forward to my dish of M&M's with TV at night :)

  2. An inspiring post! Thank you so much Kay for sharing your thoughts. I fell into the trap of restriction and it did not bode well for me at all. You are on the right track, and I am encouraged by this. :)

    1. Thanks Julia! I'm so glad that this post resonated well with you. :)