Lifestyle changing goes way behind the decision to change your life itself. While growing up I’ve always ate foods with a high amount of fats, I was never concerned about veggies, fruits or drinking water, I used to eat the sweetest things lot of processed foods at any time of the day, this year I became wiser and decided to make changes. I’ve changed my diet 4 months now, it is hard its challenging but it is also worth it. I grew up in a country which most of the traditional foods have high amounts of calories, then it is even harder to get completely rid of my old habits but I wasn’t happy with what I was seeing in the mirror and it was definitely affecting my outlook on life, the way I was carrying and many other aspects.
FACT: I love food. I love healthy food, unhealthy food, but right now I say that my eating habits are 65% healthy 25% unhealthy, which is good, not excellent but as far as I see progress myself, is one good thing. Process itself is not in a due time, progress comes from different sources and people also progress in differently because bodies are different, organisms are different and metabolisms work in different ways.
I am 23 years old now, I’ve been trying diets since I was 15, almost 10 years later and only in 2015 I figures out one important thing that changed the way I see food, and my diet is working now, and I’m really glad about the results I am making. I’ve had liposuction this year on March 18th, it was expensive, a painful experience for the first 2 weeks but I loved the job the doctor did to my body, for that reason I didnt want to spoil all the beautiful curves I have now, so I’ve made the decision to change my game. After lipo he gave me a lot of insight about my eating habits, one thing that he said was to eat a lot of protein, I didnt know exactly what protein was but I googled it… that is where the game change.
Reasearching about the proprieties of foods, get know which proprieties foods have and knowing their benefits will give you a whole different view about what you have to eat. Want to know how became more careful about what I eat? Simple, I started paying attention to the nutrition facts. The nutrition facts is the label that comes on every packaged product you buy at the supermarket, on that panel you find facts about the product as calories, total fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, sugar, fiber, and protein levels, with this is easier for me to track what I am putting inside of my body. Today I am more mindful about what I eat, I make sure that everything I eat or drink has nutrients that are going to benefit my body somehow. For example, after having liposuction my doctor suggested me to eat lots of protein, I researched about protein and found a list of protein food, from that moment every time I go to the supermarket I make sure that everything that goes to my fridge and pantry is the healthiest possible. as I said before, I still eat plastic foods, mostly to satisfy cravings but my nutrition improved a lot.
It was hard to change my mindset, I am still struggling with my food choices but I am glad I am making progress and many times I curb my cravings for carbohydrates, sugar, trans fats over fruits or a salad. That means a lot to me, cause even though I am still overweight I feel healthier now.
Thanks for reading,