I’m completely aware that this is a weird thing to say… but I am so thrilled to be back on this diet!
After a whole month of Christmas ham and queso de bola (they were delicious, no ragrets, not a single letter) I’m just stoked to taste all the other food groups I’ve forgotten even existed. Hello vegetables and fish <3
I’ve done so many kinds of diets.. calorie counting.. no meat.. all meat. It’s ridiculous. All of them have reasons why they’re the “correct” ones. The truth is though, fruit diets are full of sugar.. Plain calorie counting doesn’t keep you healthy if you don’t take into consideration the difference between a good calorie and a bad one (you mean to say i can eat 1200 calories of cookies and beer every day?!).. And all meat just isn’t realistic unless you commit to having “off season” which will yoyo your weight. Don’t get me wrong, if you get to know me you’ll see that I still think sugar is the devil.. but i now do acknowledge that people need some carbs and fiber in their lives, and after i tried 2 weeks of only steamed chicken breast with no salt, no sauce, no sugar, no taste, no joy, I also now acknowledge that it’s important to have a diet that you can keep up with. I looked good for the shoot i was prepping for, but got hella chunky after cause i deprived my self of knowing what yummy was.
I’ve done a month worth of this service before. The food was delicious, a different cuisine every day. The meal portions were filling, and to be honest i usually asked my mom to help me finish them. And when the month ended and i was off the diet, a whole bunch of weight didn’t come rushing back into my gut.
So now if i may draw a conclusion from using myself as a diet guinea pig, i advise the following (like, as a friend, not as a nutritionist):
- Eat food that will actually put nourishment into your body
- Have a cheat day every week
- Don’t be lazy and leave your food tasting like nothing just cause it’s “healthy”
…these are all things you can do for yourself, but if you don’t really have the time to manage all your meals, check out @thehealthyhouseph on Instagram and maybe their nutritionist and chef will make you as happy as they did me.
Now I’m off ’cause I’ve been killing myself wanting to eat this Thai menu I got since it was delivered last night. Thai food is my fave <3