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On Food and Dieting

I recently started on a diet and it has been difficult. This is where change takes its toll. Adjusting and changing routines is very tiring and difficult to begin with. There are times when I just wanted to give up. 

Sigh. Can a food blogger really go on a diet? 

You know, it's like saying, I love you so much I don't want to let go. Noooo! I love food so much that I don't want to give up on it. Even if I'm on a strict program, I just couldn't help but eat because it makes me happy. Oh! Why am I not a shoes and bags girl? It could have been easier that way.



Dig in! My comfort food of all! 

But then, whenever I see my latest photos and seeing how my body has improved, I get encouraged to continue with the diet. 

Latest photo. Taken November 30, 2013
So how can this be resolved? 

I have thought of still eating but choosing healthier choices. Yeah I know delicious food are seldom 100% healthy AND yummy at the same time. But at least, you can reduce the harm it can do to your body. Take for example my latest trip to Bono Artisanal Gelato or replacing my favorite meat sauce with tomato sauce in Sbarro's Baked Zitti. Oh, skip on the drinks, too, and drink only water. Little things, yes, but they help in the long run. One day, there might come a time where I will be able to completely eat healthy. 


Sbarro's Baked Zitti with tomato sauce. Water on the sides, please.

Being on a diet gave me the realization that I am capable of -power word- DISCIPLINE. I am partially Hedonistic when it comes to life. Enjoy the present moment. Enjoy the Now. Don't think of the future. 

But dieting has taught me that instant satisfaction is only for a short time. And whether you like it or not, there is a future. So if you want your future to be healthy, better start working on it now.

I am able to master my cravings not just in food but also in shopping. Yeah man! Dieting gave me the opportunity to believe in myself that I am in control of my life: what I buy, what I do, and most of all, what I EAT.

But still, all these realizations are not enough for me to totally forget my true love: FOOD. Hmmm, my piece of advice to myself and to you: love your body much more than you love foodThen everything becomes easier! 

So... let the hunger games begin! 


Love. (^_^)

Comments

This post motivated me to carry on with my strict diet and exercise plan, thank you so much! :)

Don't give up! Let's slim down more together! :D
Angel Mariel said…
Awww, I'm glad that this post helped you, Stephanie. Dieting is very difficult to follow and it's nice to know that I'm not alone in this. hehehe~

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