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.