Summer is here! Like many of you I have a challenge being consistent with my diet and exercise. Maintaining a healthy life I believe is essential to happiness. It is unfortunate many of us don’t put our health first. Although I am aware of the benefits, I too find myself indulging in foods that are high in sugar and letting multiple days go by without exercise.
Over a year ago I began a South Beach diet series. I wasn’t very consistent with the post or the diet for that fact. When you fall of the wagon you just have to get back on. I am going to begin a Health and Fitness Friday Series. The purpose of the blog is to promote happiness and well being in women. We are a supporter of fashion therapy. We want our ladies to look good and feel good. We look the best in our clothes when our bodies are healthy and fit.
I try to educate myself as much as possible on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As I mentioned I am a big supporter of The South Beach Diet. During different times in my life I followed the diet. During that time I was in my best body. I ate clean, after being on the diet for over 60 days I stopped craving foods high in sugar and processed foods. I am a self-proclaimed foodie. I love good food. While doing the South Beach Diet I found awesome recipes.
I prefer not to call South Beach a diet because it is truly a lifestyle. The core of the plan is lean protein and complex carbohydrates. One of the ways that I add flavor is with cheese. Usually goat cheese, feta or blue cheese. Once you maintain this diet you will notice a change in your palette. Hence, the word eating clean. The flavor of vegetables will burst in your mouth, literally. Some of you maybe thinking I can’t imagine that… If you are a person who is indulges in foods that are high in fat and sugar I realize it’s hard for you to phantom truly enjoying a healthy clean meal. I have been on both sides of the fence.
Like many women, I am an emotional eater. I love comfort food. Rich pasta’s dishes and desserts. Like I said, because I have been on both sides I can truly tell you the difference. When I am indulging in poor eating habits, it becomes like an addiction. The more sugar-enriched foods I eat the more I crave. Same with foods, which are high in fat. It is a scientific reasoning behind why we become addicted to these foods.
Sigh… This was to be an introduction, but of course I am long winded. Please check out Health and Fitness Fridays. If you are already fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle please comment and inspire us who are having challenges. When I fall off the wagon I have to pick myself back up. But I know it would make it easier if I had some support. I am going to look to you my friend to help me on this journey.