Day 3 of 21
If you want to lose weight, don't go on a diet.
Be honest, you've tried dieting before... and failed? Instead of crash dieting, change your lifestyle.
There have been about 1.17 billion fads and "trends" in the diet world. What should you eat? When should you eat? What should you avoid?
Fad diets come and go, but the idea of dieting itself has been around for centuries. From President Taft to Victoria Beckham, and the Grapefruit Diet to Slim-Fast... trying to EAT HEALTHY can be confusing.
Let's have some fun ... did you know?
1820: Lord Byron popularizes the Vinegar and Water Diet, which entails drinking water mixed with apple cider vinegar.
1925: The Lucky Strike cigarette brand launches the "Reach for a Lucky instead of a sweet" campaign, capitalizing on nicotine's appetite-suppressing superpowers.
1930s: The Grapefruit Diet—a.k.a. the Hollywood Diet—is born. The popular low-cal plan calls for eating grapefruit with every meal.
1950s: The Cabbage Soup Diet promises you can lose 10–15 pounds in a week by eating a limited diet including cabbage soup every day.
Mid-1950s: Urban legend has it that opera singer Maria Callas dropped 65 pounds on the Tapeworm Diet, allegedly by swallowing a parasite-packed pill.
1963: Weight Watchers is founded by Jean Nidetch, a self-described "overweight housewife obsessed with cookies."
1977: Slim-Fast—a shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch, then a sensible dinner—becomes a diet staple.
1985: Harvey and Marilyn Diamond publish Fit for Life, which prohibits complex carbs and protein from being eaten during the same meal.
1991: Americans go low-fat, eating foods like McDonald’s McLean Deluxe burger.
1992: Robert C. Atkins, MD, publishes Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, a high-protein, low-carb plan.
1995: The Zone Diet, which calls for a specific ratio of carbs, fat, and protein at each meal, begins to attract celeb fans.
2000: Gwyneth Paltrow lends cred to the Macrobiotic Diet, a restrictive Japanese plan based on whole grains and veggies.
2003: Miami doctor Arthur Agatston, MD, adds fuel to the low-carb craze by publishing The South Beach Diet, seen as a more moderate version of Atkins.
2004: The FDA bans the sale of diet drugs and supplements containing ephedra after it's linked to heart attacks.
2011: The HCG Diet, which combines a fertility drug with a strict 500- to 800-calorie-a-day regimen, invites interest—and criticism.
2015: The paleo diet — all things that would have been accessible to Paleolithic humans who inhabited the planet roughly 2.6 million years ago.
2016: The ketogenic diet (keto) is a low-carb, high-fat diet, which aims to lower blood sugar and insulin levels by shifting the body’s metabolism away from carbs, towards healthy fats such as those found in olive oil, fish and avocados.
2017: Whether it’s for health or ethical reason, veganism—a diet which excludes all meat, fish, poultry and animal by-products such as eggs, dairy products and honey—is wildly popular.
NO WONDER WE ARE ALL CONFUSED!!
"But Laura, what do YOU eat? What is your suggestion on healthy eating?
I anticipated this question. And truly, I've gone back and forth on how I should respond. Not because I waiver on my opinion but because of how it could be interpreted. I am an online health & fitness coach. I partner with a company who is the leading expert and provider of this field. So when I share my go-to nutrition advice, please do not interpret it as me "selling" you. It is timeless and focuses on pumping our bodies with vitamins & clean nutrition. I am simply sharing the solution I've found, make sense?
Just like His Word says, "Without consultation,
plans are frustrated, But with many counselors
they succeed." Proverbs 15:22
I like simple. Simple nutrition.
- Eating whole foods
- Less Sugar
- More Greens
- In the right portions
I cannot wait to hear what you learned from the scripture referenced in Day 3 of our book -- Comment below and tell me!