Friday, July 29, 2011

Tell Your Diet to Take a Hike!

Have you ever climbed a tall tree or mountain and when you reached the top, you felt like a scaredy cat - too frightened to climb down?

This situation is a lot like weight loss.
Going up the mountain, we look to our right and there sits the healthy food pyramid, looking strong and proud. However, it's just not tall enough to suit our daily food 'wants'. Sure, it'll suit our body's 'needs', but TODAY, we are having way too much fun climbing up our self-created food pyramid. 

Eventually though, we stop climbing on our self-created food pyramid and take a glance down - at our weight scales. Yipes - can those numbers be right? Suppose so. In an attempt to shrink the numbers on our weight scales, we begin the tedious descent into diets. Unfortunately, the way down for many individuals often leads to dangerous falls. Sometimes, an individual may land on a ledge and due to their nasty experience they'll choose to continue climbing up rather than proceeding down.

If this sounds familiar, you are not alone and there are many ways to safely climb down safely. Here are just a few tips that will have you climbing to weight loss success.

Kicking butter out of the fridge will help you to avoid potential slips on the way down.
Tossing the old salt shaker out the window will also help you avoid spills. Most people get too much sodium in their diet, that is why the incidents of heart issues are on the rise. Another weight loss perk is that sodium tends to greatly encourage water retention; water retention weighs heavily on the scales and may take several days to flush from the system.
Pausing to pick fresh fruit and vegetables along the way down a self-created food pyramid allows you to take a time out as you fill up with strength and vigor. Fresh fruits and vegetables also fills you up without weighing you down with excessive calories and fat.

The lighter you are, the less likely you will have the chance of crashing down the self-created food pyramid like a Roman candle out of control.

And those healthy fruits and vegetables can also help transport you from the self-created food pyramid to the healthy food pyramid. Using a healthy eating plan is one of the smartest and safest ways of climbing down.

Enjoy Your Journey!!

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