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.
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!
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!!