It always amazes me how people will start a diet and then suddenly stop a few days later. I usually then hear complaints about how badly the diet food tastes. The way I see it is that you can’t continue to eat as you always have and expect to lose weight and get into better shape. During the first two weeks of TSFL I found the food bland but I want to lose weight and get healthy more than I want to continue to eat as I always have. After those first two weeks, suddenly food was tasting better. I have no idea why, but I began to enjoy some of Medifasts meals that I originally hated. I no longer felt the need to put butter on my veggies.
What has really amazed me is that I no longer find the smells of certain foods irresistible. Driving by a fast food restaurant actually makes me gag now due to the smells of their food cooking. I used to find chocolate irresistible as well. Now I just get a quick smell of my sons brownie as I pass it to him and I’m good.
I really do feel you have to suck it up when your dieting. However, I only feel you only need to suck it up to a point. Eating healthy will become a habit. One that can lead to a lifetime of good health.
- Starting weight: 191 lbs
- Today: 172 lbs (10/15/2014)
- Loss to date: 19 lbs
- Remaining: 42 lbs
- Goal: 130 lbs