Wednesday, November 16, 2011
People amaze me...
There are few things more personal to someone than their own weight loss adventure. What works for me/us, may not work for you and you know what? That's okay! There is no one right way to eat. (Obviously the Twinkie diet or 'diets' of dangerous meds that have been proven to have unsettling side effects are not the route to take for long term results) I saw where someone jumped on another blogger for "sneaking" healthy things into their Thanksgiving side dish. Are you serious!? I am so sick of people jumping on the latest food diet fad or just getting started with their plan, lose a few pounds and preaching to others that they aren't eating correctly. This blogger has lost over 90 lbs, I think she knows how to do this without your help Ms. Nosey! Or the whole veggie people vs. meat eaters. I totally respect both sides. I could never be vegan because it's just not for me but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy eating vegan dishes. Does this make me some kind of traitor to my meat lovin' brethren? No! It just means I like the diversity that being open to any kind of eating brings. It's FOOD people. Have we really gotten so self righteous about food that like politics and religion we can no longer discuss food in polite company? I am sorry for this midweek rant but it had to be said.
I get that we all have opinions and are excited about the way we eat but when you force your opinions on others and make it an issue of right or wrong, you will always be wrong. If we all were clones and had the exact same metabolism, genes, environmental circumstances and were basically drones then yes, we would all follow the same regimen to lose weight. But thank God we're all different and while it may be frustrating that everyone else seems to be losing faster than you are and it may take longer than someone else to reach your fitness goal, as long as you can honestly say you're doing everything you can to go in the right direction, that's all you can do. You need to be open to new ideas when things stall but you don't need to listen to someone try to chisel at your self esteem because they feel the need to have a pissing contest. I'm urging all of us to remember that while you can be excited about your plan because it's working for you to remember that your plan is not for everyone and there is no "right and wrong" when it comes down to it. In the end, we all have the same goal which is good physical and emotional health and the eating plan that gets us there is our own.
Has anyone ever tried to tell you what to eat? How do you handle it?
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