Well here we are another January! There has been sooooooo much talk about Fad Diets .....quick fixes.....and so called scams out there I thought I would offer up my opinion!
Read on if you care what I think lol
As much as I have had days of doubt and days of wanting a quick fix I know in the end achieving a lifestyle of balance and health that is going to work for the long haul is what I need!
We can debate all day long about selling a healthy body image.....don’t be a slave to the commercialisation of being thin.....yada yada yada! This is a real issue and I recognise that....BUT the reality is if you are healthy and leading a healthy lifestyle you are going to also be blessed with a pleasing physical form of yourself so really in the end it is all the same. In my opinion. Leading a healthy lifestyle leads to you becoming the best version of yourself which is not a person who is overweight and unhealthy so really what’s the difference? Its a circle of judgement I am not willing to take part in. Nor buy into, give yourself the tools to recognise realistic images of healthy woman and strive for that! I am also not going to apologise for wanting to look good and healthy for wanting to be strong and comfortable in my own skin. I like to look nice......I like to look pretty.....I like to show off my hard work and it has ZERO to do with me caring about what others think of me, or what the media says I should look like. It feels good to look good! It feels good to be healthy and it feels good to make positive choices in my health and fitness. Not because the magazines and media tell me too but because I have living proof! Again this is just my opinion :)
There is the business stand point of all these companies. There IS money to be made with some of these companies. I can see the draw for a Mom wanting to work from home and support her family. Or someone trying to add an extra income to their life so they can have that new car.....or go on that trip. Or even complete financial freedom! I know some people who have had immense financial success from the proceeds of this or that quick fix. Some " quick Fix" companies also sell a variety of quality products as I will speak on now!
There is SOME health benefits to some of the companies I have researched. The key is to KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PUTING IN YOUR MOUTH! Know what you are buying! I supplement when needed.....I add protein to my smoothie, I take greens and vitamins daily....this is not a whole lot different that what some companies preach. Its the other side of those businesses you need to watch out for. If you enter with a Health mind set and not a " I’m gonna lose a shit ton of weight in a very short period" frame of mind some of these products could benefit you.
Before you go off and spend a whole bunch of your hard-earned money on something that may or may not make you skinny by tomorrow DO YOUR RESEARCH. Make sure you have all the facts and are not going in with a false sense of expectations. Remember.....it is still a sales game and that thing I brought up earlier about the business side of these companies.....remember that! No body is giving away their product, they are not trying to get you onboard for nothing! They may be passionate about their product but in the end it is a company a business a means to some finances for the person selling it. Go in with eyes wide open. Do your research and make sure you are supporting the company and the person trying to sell you on whatever it is. Choose people you trust if you are going to go down this road.
I do have to tell you there is NO magic pill, no Miracle concoction, no way around good old fashioned healthy food and moving your body around! If it sounds too good to be true IT IS! Wowza I am being a cliché queen....hahaha sorry! If you need something to follow or a jump start in your journey I get it and would never judge someone for doing what they feel is going to help. I just want you to know all the real truth's before you make that choice. Maybe a little quick fix is what you need to jump start your healthy journey, and if that's the case go for it .....wrap yourself up.....drink your liquid meals.....eat your powdered greens and your energy shots, do what ya gotta do...but do it with full knowledge so you don’t end up back worse than when you started wondering wtheck happened and feeling duped. I am coming from a place of experience and seeing a lot of disappointments and a lot of success along the way. All I ask is you really consider what you are about to embark on. Don’t be fooled by Before and after's solely.....don’t buy into unrealistic claims. If you don’t know if its healthy ask a professional! There is a plethora of dieticians and Nutritionists around to help you answer the real questions honestly.
Bottom line.......Nothing short of eating healthy and moving your body around is gonna get you to the best version of yourself for the rest of your life! The tools you choose to use to get you there are up to you, just go in with eye's wide open <3