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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday Afternoon - - Do you know where your CARBS are?

There are so many fad diets, I have tried so many of them I lost track over the years, but you probably know some of them. I thought we should take a look at some that make that list:  Eat subway lose weight, Atkins, Low Carb, No Carb; watermelon, grapefruit juice, cabbage soup, tuna diet, scared heart, acai berry, zone diet, Beverly Hills diet, apple cider vinegar diet; well you are getting the picture there are literaly hundreds of them out there.

 The sad part of this is people will try anything because we become so desperate to lose our fat.  When a diet fires off promises of one losing an immense amount of weight, in a short span of time, this is a red flag.   These diets "may" indeed allow you to shed quite a bit of weight rather quickly for some.  However, you will gain it back and usually more.  These diets do not last.  Some of them are even extremely harmful to our bodies.  When we try to diet by starvation; in other words limiting our calories so strictly our bodies are smart machines.  They fire down the furnance and shut down the metabolism and shed pounds slower.  This makes weight loss harder.  When we deprive our bodies of nutrients and vitamins we only cause the well oiled machine that our body is to malfunction.

The old saying of "dieting doesn't work" is very true.  One reason I chose my BAND was so I could kick dieting to the curb forever.  I never again want to say I am going on a diet.  I never again want someone to ask me what diet I am trying or using.  This is a lifestyle.  This is my new way of life.  I now eat to live, rather than live to eat!
I love when people ask me questions about my band.  I am ready to talk about it to them. So where are your carbs today?  Too low, too high?  Just right?   Carbs are important, very important for our brains.  Without them, we become sluggish and foggy thinkers.  So make sure you are eating your carbs.  Moderation is the key.  There are good carbs and some not so good.  Just be mindful of the choices you make.  

We are in control.  We say what does or does not go into our mouths.  We pick and choose the foods that we consume.  So our bands are not cures.  The band is simply a tool to help you achieve your weight loss and ultimately maintain it by eating less food.

If you continue to dine on ice cream and cake and cookies, and pasta and sauces and heavy calorie laden foods that will slide right through the band, trust me, you will not be successful.  I did this!  I gained back 50 pounds of my initial weight loss doing just that.

Why did I do that?  I suppose there were many reasons, or excuses that I use.  I just know that it will happen, it can happen,  and it did happen to me and I will never again fall victim to it.  I have learned the valuable lesson about food and how my body reacts to it.  I know my triggers, and I now use exercise rather than food when I feel stress coming on.

You may say well are you perfect?  I am laughing out loud here, Hell No I am not, I do eat things that are not always the best choice, I just do it rarely.  If you want to see the scale move you have to do YOUR PART!

When you take control there is no looking back! 


JRD said...

LOVE this post!! So true in every way...this is why I also chose the Band - because I literally did not have one more diet in me. Not one more. I feel at peace with food for the first time in my life, because I feel like the band is allowing me to experience moderation for the first time EVER. I know I am in charge of it, and I want to make the right choices, to utilize this band to te best of it's ability. Thrilled you're having renewed success!

Kristin50 said...

Isn't it a wonderful feeling to know you are in control now. I understand exactly where you are coming from as well. I am thrilled you are following me and I would like to congratulate you on the decision to get the band.

We will succeed!

Robyn's Nest said...

Great post! I love my band- it makes it possible for ME to make the right CHOICES for my body. Sometimes I do not make the perfect choices, but I feel like for the first time in years, I am in control.

Ronnie said...

My carbs are on my ass, that's where they are! LOL

MandaPanda said...

Great post! Having the band is allowing me to learn moderation which is really key. I do think there's something to be said for limiting carbs...especially the simple carbs...that provide little to no nutritional value. Having the band allows you to eat so much less that you really need to be putting the most nutritious food into your body because you can't make up for it with volume.