Peggy’s Eat to Live Journey- Week 3

This is my first attempt at the Eat To Live Jumpstart or lifestyle.   I am new to this way of eating.  I mean I have been moving towards a Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle.  I was around 80% when I started the Eat To Live lifestyle.  Wow, that last 20% is a doozy of a change.   I am beginning to realize why I have never lost weight before.  I have always cheated just enough to maintain my weight, to stay slightly unhealthy.  

I am trying to change my mindset. So I ended up getting a book by Dr. Judith Beck: Diet Trap Solution  and  The Complete Beck Diet for Life.  I am working on changing the way I think about food, the way I see myself.  

It was a very tough week.  My fiancé made a non-supportive statement.   I was very hurt.   I reverted back to old habits, snacking on noncompliant food.  So I posted to the support group that I need advice on how to deal with it.  I was told by many people to dump him.  Again I was very hurt.  Gee, suddenly there were even more opportunities to revert back to old habits. But I didn’t want to lose this battle.  I found myself in an internal war.  So, I took stock and tried to come up with different ways to cope.  I put some ideas of alternatives into place – going to the gym, reading, calling someone, writing etc.  I went to the gym instead of snacking a few times.  I’ve even gone twice in one day.  I snacked a few times. Sometimes they were noncompliant snacks, which are much too easy, I mean way, way too easy.  But other times, I took the time to make homemade chips.  So, some of the snacks were compliant.   This has taught me that prepping is so very important.  I have gone back and forth between and new habits.  Believe it or not, I consider that progress.  At least I am thinking first sometimes and am beginning to devise alternatives, alternative ways of handling situations that I know will come up in the future.  I tell you this Eat To Live lifestyle is SO MUCH MORE than a way of eating.


About the Author:

Elisha is the founder of the Eat to Live Support Group on Facebook, a community of 30k plus whole-food, plant-based eaters. Elisha began blogging about this lifestyle in 2010 after discovering that it was a treatment for years of yo-yo dieting and disordered eating. Today she is a mentor to thousands who are striving to adopt this lifestyle.

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