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Weight Loss: Are You Sacrificing Health to Get Slim?

It is that time of year! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and it’s time to break out the tank tops and shorts. But are you ready? This is typically the time when people start looking for that “miracle” diet to follow that will have them swimsuit ready in a month or two.

I hate to burst your bubble and far be it for me to be the destroyer of dreams, but in this case, there is no miracle pill, exercise or diet. I’ve said before and in my Today’s the Day book, that you can try any one of the thousands of diets out there and you will most likely lose some weight – temporarily. Most are too extreme to continue long-term so people lose weight initially, can’t stay with the program and so go right back to what they were doing that got them overweight in the first place and end up heavier than before. That’s definitely got to be the definition of insanity!

You may be familiar with some of the most popular and constantly advertised diet plans but do you realize exactly what you’re putting in your body? This excellent article by the Food Babe breaks down each of the most popular and well-known and shows you clearly why they are not very good choices at all.

While I would be the last person to tell you getting to a healthy weight isn’t a good enough goal, I believe the reason to do that is to be truly healthy. If you drop 50 pounds, look great in a swimsuit but feel lousy, have no energy, experience mysterious rashes and joint pain – what’s the point?

It’s smarter and better to change your relationship with food and restructure your meals with high quality, real foods that will not only help you achieve your weight loss goals, but nourish your body down to the cellular level. When you do that you have energy, look wonderful and feel like the best version of yourself! Isn’t that the real goal?

So how do you do this? (Finish here)

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Comment by Ann Musico on May 5, 2017 at 11:57am

So true Debbie! Everyone wants the magic pill that doesn't exist. Thank you for your comment.

Comment by Debbie W. Wilson on May 4, 2017 at 3:32pm

We all want the magic pill don't we? To be physically, mentally, financially, and spiritually fit. But how much more empowering to be able to make wise choices and know what we do matters and counts.  Thanks, Ann, for your sound wisdom.

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