Where did I come up with the name "A Healthy Wait"? I've realized recently, though I think I've "known" it for a long time, that there is no quick, easy solution to permanent weight loss and a healthy body. Diets such as the HCG Diet, are out there to tell you that you can lose up to 14 pounds a week and that you won't even be hungry! Diets such as these encourage anorexia while keeping you "satisfied" from a placebo effect from using the HCG drops (a hormone that is actually used to increase fertility!) Unfortunately, diets like these ruin metabolism and can cause the dieter to actually increase in weight after the diet is over, causing yo-yo dieting and a further messed up metabolism ... not to mention the stress on the body from starvation and bingeing!
A Healthy Wait gets its name from a play on words - of course we all want to be a healthy weight and look our best! But it's not always that easy, is it? It takes patience and it takes commitment to a lifelong change of eating right and exercising.
You don't have to be the kind of person that exercises two hours a day, or is competing for the Olympics, or runs marathons every few months. Healthy dieting and exercise is a commitment to YOUR health, even if that means you'll just add on an hour a week of extra walking around the block. Remember, "The exercise for you is the exercise you'll do!" (madetocrave.org)
You also don't have to vow to NEVER eat sugar again, NEVER eat fast food again, NEVER enjoy your favorite homemade lasagna ever again. Eating right is about moderation and learning to discipline yourself with eating what is best for you whenever possible, but allowing yourself compromises here and there that will keep you from bingeing out on a full tub of ice cream. And healthy eating doesn't have to be unpleasant! This blog will help document yummy recipes and tips that will help you learn to not only like but also enjoy eating healthier choices such as fruits, veggies, nuts, and meats cooked in healthier ways.
This blog is here for encouragement on healthy eating, and exercise. Regular updates will include new recipes, tips on staying motivated and on track, personal anecdotes, and other interesting tidbits. If you're interested in a particular question or idea, let me know! I don't have any degree in nutrition, but my own personal experiences and research will be the foundation of this blog - because of that, some nutrition advice will likely be more geared toward women.
Take care of yourself!
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
-1 Corinthians 6:19-20Happy Health and Eating!