For a long time I suspected that it was possible to lose weight eating a normal balanced(ish) diet.
But I’m also talking about the good stuff (IN MODERATION!!
), like cake, chocolate, sweets, candies, pastries and other things that normal people eat – what would life be like without these delights?
I’m talking about normal foods that families eat for lunch and dinner.
The staples – bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, fish, meat, vegetables, fruit, dairy, and all the rest.
Similarly, I’ve always believed that there’s no need to kill yourself exercising.
Exercise because you want to, because it’s fun, because it’s a challenge – but other than taking a brisk walk every day, you stand to do your diet more harm than good by flogging yourself at the gym on a daily basis – especially if, like me, you’re no longer in the prime of life.
I was taking the ‘optimal’ approach and it was hurting me.
I was spending a lot of time reading about dieting and weight loss – getting into the minute detail – listening to people who insisted that you had to cut out certain types of food and eat specific foods, in specific ratios, at specific times.
My own experience has taught me to master the mindset of the diet first and then progress to the strenuous exercise in the final stages of a diet (if that’s what you want to do).