Having problems with weight control?
Eating a sensible diet in sensible proportions but not getting anywhere?
Ever thought/hoped that the blame is not necessarily yours?
Read this (link)
Hubby found it so I thought I’d pass it on.
I was also reading about the obesity gene the other day too.
Since I started with Slimming World in June, I have been eating more fruit than in my entire life (or so it seems). I got a stronger liking for vegetables years ago when we were growing our own and I was making stews in the pressure cooker. OK, we were having great hunks of crusty bread, with butter (sigh), to dunk in said stews and subsequent stewps (chunky soup leftovers), but the crux was it was all fresh and totally good for us.
It’s an interesting thought though about bacteria in our gut being to blame for weight issues.
As a kid, Mum always put good nutritious food on the table, but I can remember her being put on a diet and my first introduction to yoghurt (yuk to a ten year old) as she tried to slim down. Her weight at the time was around 15 stones (95.25 kg / 210 pounds) if I recall correctly, and now at the age of 94, she says she is about 12, so more than a stone lighter than me.
With all the fruit and veg I’m eating on the SW plan, maybe there is something in it, and that’s why the weight is coming off relatively steadily as I’m zapping those bacterial gut blighters into oblivion.
One thing is certain though.
DIET is about food choices and lifestyle changes, not a temporary pastime.
Bear in mind too that ‘You are what you eat’ also has a ring of truth about it, so don’t go reaching for the doughnuts just yet (memories, double sigh).
You hit that nail on the head. I have too many friends who have “gone on a diet” only to wait for the day they can get off and resume their old eating habits. Doesn’t work. It’s about learning to enjoy a new eating style that includes better choices. Other interests also act as distractions from food obsessions. So does a nice dog like Maggie and walks (with or without sticks!). You have done a great job of showing how “easy” it is (and I know some choices aren’t). Seeing results is the best boost to continue.
Oh Kate, thank you so much for such a positive comment. I’ve been hoping my SW diary has helped anyone who has been facing the problems I’ve had for years.
You are one of a few I know who have truly worked on this. Your food journal is always interesting. It demonstrates creativity and it doesn’t look boring. I believe having a support group like you do makes the difference.
You are very kind. Thank you.