Find out how you can eat all the foods you love and still get the body you want!
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I am so excited to be talking to you today about this absolutely life-changing book that I read about a month ago. It’s called Diet Enlightenment by Rachel Pires, and I truly think it could change your life too.
When I ask what health and fitness issues you are struggling with, I get a large range of answers, but I am never surprised by the responses I get. The majority of responses were along the lines of not knowing how to lose weight. Or not knowing what to eat to be healthy. Or eating out of stress and emotions. Or not having the time to work out enough.
All of these things have ONE THING in common!
All of these things related to finding the balance between health and real life, because we all know that real-life happens! The kids get sick so your day is too stressful to manage a healthy meal. Or YOU get sick and can’t manage a workout that day, or even that week. The only thing that sounds good for the day is chocolate cake. The truth of the matter is that life happens and there’s no way around it. And if you look at most commercialized diets, they don’t really allow a whole lot of room for life to get in the way. Unless your “life” only happens on cheat day, you’re pretty much screwed, and you’ve officially failed your diet for the week. Might as well start up again on Monday, and in the meantime, you are going to eat that chocolate cake until then!
Let me tell you – that is no way to live. You need to eat in a way that allows for life to happen. It allows for the bad days in between all the good days. It allows for you to make food choices that you want to make. It allows all the flexibility in the world. It allows for YOU to make the rules and call the shots.
Let’s get this out in the open – I’m a control freak. I don’t like anyone to tell me what to do or how to do it. And that is why diets don’t work for me.
And that is why I resonate so passionately with everything in Rachel’s book, Diet Enlightenment. Her method is not a diet, in the commercial sense. Sure, it’s a diet in the fact that it changes the way you eat and think about what you are going to eat. But it’s not restrictive. It’s not controlling.
And when it comes down to it, it’s bridging a gap for me. Let me explain.
For 4 years since I recovered from my eating disorder, I have been telling myself and all of you guys that you can eat whatever the hell you want as long as you listen to your body and eat mindfully, listening to your hunger signals. And this is true, and to an extent and really has worked pretty seamlessly for me most of this time.
Except for the fact that I’m still not 100% happy with my body. My clothes haven’t been fitting great. I’ve been toward the high-end of “normal weight range” for my height. No matter how much I worked out, I just wasn’t seeing the results I was hoping for. And believe me, my results are very much in a healthy range – I’m not going for anything drastic here.
So when this book fell into my lap and I started reading about being able to eat whatever I want AND still lose or maintain weight, I was definitely intrigued. And then she spelled it all out for me and a lightbulb turned on. It all began to make perfect sense.
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I couldn’t read the book fast enough so I could get started on this new healthy lifestyle.
There is one question I always ask myself when considering a change in eating and fitness habits. And that is this:
“Is this something I could do for the rest of my life?”
I have actually had to think long and hard about the answer to this question because sometimes I can answer this question out of the desire to say yes without being honest with myself.
My current answer is that Yes, for the most part on most days of my life I could. And that is because I get to make the rules and call the shots. When it comes to vacations or special meals, I may fudge a little bit, but I am totally okay with that because I know I won’t make it a regular occurance.
Rachel takes into consideration your activity levels and teaches you how you can lose or maintain weight without even working out.
She teaches you how to make healthy choices when you’re going out to eat – even at fast food restaurants.
She gives you all the tools you need in order to be absolutely successful.
Just by being aware of what I was eating and tracking it, I lost 2 pounds in my first week and 2.5 in the next. None the following week, but I’m not beating myself up for it at all because I feel amazing and my clothes are fitting so much better.
So there is it – the book that bridges the gap between wanting to eat all the foods you desire and wanting to lose weight in a healthy manner without any commercial fad diets.
It has changed my life – Will you let it change yours?
Grab your copy of Diet Enlightenment today to find out all you need to make it happen for you!