I’m a firm believer of portion control however I don’t always follow protocol because well I always feel hungry or so I thought in the last 5 years. So it wasn’t until my summer break from college that I realized I need to cut one of my vices out: Soda mainly Diet Coke in particular. Trust me I have a lot of unhealthy vices but that one in particular was effecting my metabolism is such a way. I realized I wasn’t able to function with out a glass or I found myself lethargic. I have a kid, I’m a full time college student with a dual major and extremely active in organization at my university, my child’s school and my community, I really don’t have time to be lethargic.
However cutting off soda didn’t mean I was giving up caffeine. I don’t know why when someone says soda the entire list of caffeine is suppose to go too. There is healthy caffeine. I’m an extreme tea drinker. Green tea is life. So there is no way in hell I was giving that up.
While dieting helps to drop the weight, unless you change your lifestyle completely to your diet, it really doesn’t help to maintain the weight loss. What really helps is a lifestyle change in the way you eat. This is why people swear on the vegan, paleo, gluten-free lifestyle. It’s a complete change of the way you eat. Now I’m not advocating on any of these. If you are looking for help in this lifestyle, I can provide a list of links and a podcast to help you. Personally I need the ability to eat what I want. So my direction is portion control, the ability to listen to my body when it says, “STOP FUCKING EATING.” Oh to all the naysayers that says, “STFU, that doesn’t work!”
Guess what it does when you cut soda pop from your life!
Understand this little factoid. Salt makes you thirsty and soda makes you hungry.
“A study of 1,550 people concluded that people who drink diet soda have a 41 percent increased risk of being overweight or obese-for every can or bottle they drink per day! Turns out, any sweet taste signals body cells to store fat and carbohydrates, which makes you hungrier. Sweet tastes also promote insulin release, which blocks your body’s ability to burn fat” (http://www.rd.com/health/
In however way I’m justifying my decision in my lifestyle choice in mine alone but don’t tell me what works and doesn’t work because there needs to be an ability to commit or be consistence to the process. Because that is what maintaining weight really is. Just saying.
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