I think I have always considered myself a healthy eater, but it wasn’t until I actually started eating healthy that I realized I never really was. As my first year of college was passing by I couldn’t help but notice that my body did change (maybe not drastically) but I had definitely put on that dreaded freshman ~15~, or so…
Of course once I realized this my first instinct was to pop open Pinterest and begin exploring all sorts of wonderful ~diets~ I could begin to lose the weight. What I hadn’t realized at that time is that the word “diet” is why I’ve been doing it all wrong. Yes, diets do work…I’m not saying that they don’t. However most of the time, the weight comes back.
That’s when I decided to try out a ~healthy lifestyle~. I had already been working out on a pretty steady basis&my diet is the only thing that needed changing. So I started becoming more aware of all the carbs that I eat. I started to replace those delicious looking fries with a salad. Instead of eating brownies and cookies for desert I had fruit or yogurt. Most importantly, I only drank WATER (and coffee, I can’t give up coffee).
Yes, i know, it sounds pretty dreadful and in the beginning…it was. But here I am about a month and a half later (which is not that long of a time) and I feel ~amazing~! I am in a much better mood every day, I feel confident, I am more motivated to be productive, work out, and continue this lifestyle. What is even more shocking is that I didn’t realize how terrible I had been feeling until I started to feel this great! I didn’t even think that it was possible to feel ~healthy~, but I can’t think of a better word to describe it.
Believe me, I have done my share of “diets” and they have worked! But I dreaded them the entire time. So I highly recommend trying out a healthy lifestyle to anybody who is willing to give it a shot. Maybe it isn’t to lose weight…maybe you wan’t to do it to gain confidence, feel healthier or be happier. Either way, it’s worth it.