You Have To Want It

The feedback I’ve gotten from people about limiting sugar and carbs in ones diet has been quite interesting these past few days.  Some people swear by it, saying that they are less bloated, have more energy, and have fewer mood swings.  Others say that they could never imagine giving up or limiting sugar and carbs in their diet.  In the end though, you have to want it!

I can’t begin to tell y’all how many things I’ve done in my life halfheartedly because I didn’t really want it.  I did it because I saw others enjoy it or find success, but didn’t really WANT to count points, eat cabbage soup, or track calories.  What I’ve always wanted is to eat healthy foods, enjoy non healthy foods guilt free, and to use moderation at all times.

Dinner

I by no means plan on removing all carbs and sugars from my diet because the reality is, I don’t WANT to live that way.  What I do want is to have a diet consist of mainly protein, veggies, and healthy fats, while still being able to enjoy sugar and carbs on occasion and to not feel bad about that.  I’m telling y’all right now, I can’t wait to have a hot gingerbread latte come Christmas time!

I personally have always been the most successful with my weight loss when I have decreased my sugar and carb intake, and it was the 21 Day Sugar Detox book that reminded me of that! I mean trust me y’all, I LOVE me some sugar but the reality is, I don’t like what it does to my body.  I don’t like that I’ve gotten back to a place where my meals revolve around carbs.  The foods I’ve been eating these past few months are quite healthy, but when you break it all down, I’m eating a lot of sugar and carbs, which for me, doesn’t allow me to lose body fat!

21 Day Sugar Detox

Giving up sugar is really hard and that’s why you really need to want to change or it’s just not going to happen.  You have to want to eat more protein and veggies.  You have to want to cook more.  You have to want to limit sugar, knowing that you’ll get to enjoy it on occasion.  You have to want to change!

I want to change (and I’m doing it) but what I want even more is what comes with that change.  For me, as I start to lose body fat I start to feel more confident, I feel more comfortable in my clothes, and I am less consumed by food.  I really want what comes after change… but change has to happen first!!

What do you want?

Comments

  1. says

    For me I try to just eat healthy without counting the calories and such. I do that by trying to cook 95% of my meals at home, that way I know what’s going into my body. I know I should probably be eating less sugar but it’s tough!

  2. says

    I couldn’t agree more. The thing I like about these types of programs is they are a great way to reset your body and mind with respect to the kind of food you put in it. Once you get back to basics then the sugar and carbs because an add-on, not the whole.

  3. says

    I want to read that book! I think I’ve done a pretty good job at cutting back on “sweet” things period. The biggest hurdle for me was breakfast! My oatmeal was basically like dessert. I’ll have a sweet breakfast every now and then but actually prefer savory a lot more.
    My only problem with absolutely cutting anything that I want is that (for me!) it always backfires. When I’m actually faced with having that thing (like at a party with desserts) I go nuts- because I feel like I’ll never be able to have it again. I think you’ve just got to find that balance!
    And your food that you’ve been eating looks DELICIOUS!

  4. ~Tanya~ says

    Just started following your blog…you should read the “The Eat-Clean Diet Recharged” book by Tosca Reno…Yes you cut out sugar, but you get it in the form of complex carbs from fruit which is allowed in this diet…just as long as you eat the complex carbs with protein as it slows down the carb-to-fat conversion process.(so it says in teh book, lol)…I have seen drastic changes, and have re-read the book many times….Good luck

  5. Emily says

    This is EXACTLY what I needed to read today! I’ve been struggling lately, but you’ve really inspired me to revaluate and figure out what I want. Also, I bought the book. :) Thanks!

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