Don’t talk to me about diet!
I am over 100 pounds heavier than I need to be. This Is not news to those who know me, and if you look at my picture, you will see it also. So why am I even stating it? I am talking to you about it because I know that I am not alone. I know that most of the people who will read this have some type of battle going on within themselves around their weight. If not their weight specifically it may be around the health of their body.
I am writing this as a precursor to a series of articles I will be writing about food, health, exercise, and well being.
Why would you want to read anything I have to say about diet and wellness? Good question. My hope is that you will follow me on a journey I am taking and maybe along this journey I can share some things with you that will make your life a little better.
I am not an expert on any of these topics. Not yet, anyway. What I am is a student. I have dedicated this next year, 2015, to learning more about health through diet. It is one of my New Years Resolutions after all.
I am also open and willing to learn from you, if you have something to add to the conversation. I know that some will agree with a lot of what I say as I start down this path. I know some will disagree with things I say. All that is wonderful. I look forward to the conversation.
Here is what I propose.
I promise to learn and share what I learn.
I promise to keep learning and never be too attached to what I think I know.
I promise to not quit! This is where I may need your help. Encourage me with your thoughts and ideas. Don’t be offended if I do not jump at every suggestion. I need to take my own path.
I promise to be healthier this time next year. Will you join me?
Now, I named this article “Don’t talk to me about Diet!” The reason for that name is simple. I am not going on a diet. I am going to be making some big changes in my lifestyle so that I can achieve the outcome I desire, but I am not going on a diet. The reason for the clarification is that diets are a short term solution to a lifelong need. As I begin this process, I will be making some short term plans. These plans are designed to have a specific result. They are not lifelong changes. Some plans will be life long changes. These changes will be in the form of habits designed to help me gain and maintain health. I also retain my right to change my mind as I learn and grow.
I hope you come along with me on this journey. I hope we help each other.
More to come soon.