Every year the one new year’s resolution is losing weight. There are so many diet and exercise methods; I can not speak for all of them. One thing for sure is we should know our bodies and figure out what’s best by doing research and finding common ground with yourself.
Losing weight is easier said than done. It’s a lot of bullets you have to dodge such as craving, temptations, and starving. You have to know what to eat and when to eat it. For example, knowing what fruits and vegetables are in season. Also knowing what is actually in the food you eat.
Remember! Losing weight is all about diet and exercise. DIET and exercise. Before you run to the gym making it hard to lose weight, stop and remember your food intake.
My observation, dairy, sugar, and meat make you bloat and gain weight. How I figured this out, is by doing the daniels fast. I came across the daniels fast my junior year in college. In college, I wasn’t so concerned with my weight, but one night I was in a friends suite, one of the suitemates asked if I wanted to join them on the Daniel fast. According to Wikipedia “The Daniel Fast is a religious partial fast that is popular among Evangelical Protestants in the United States in which meat, wine, and other rich foods are avoided in favor of vegetables and water for typically three weeks in order to lose weight and draw the believer closer to the God of Christianity.”
From my understanding, Those things included anything that had dairy and sugar; Anything that was made with chemicals or from an animal. My diet went from anything I want to fruits, vegetables, natural seasoning, and water.
Silly me I didn’t have a game plan, I just jumped in and grabbed what I can eat. I made it through the month questioning if Hot Sauce was vegan-friendly or not. I still don’t know if it is. My body detoxed all the toxins, and When I reached the end of the month, my stomach was completely flat.
Another thing during the daniels fast that made me want to quit was cravings, all the stuff I was not supposed to eat, I wanted, my solution for that was scheduled to feed that craving on a specific day. So the day the fast was officially over I was expected to eat a donut, the next Saturday nachos the next the Saturday, a corn beef sandwich from Katz’s. And that continued for two months. By the time the day came for the donut I wanted some tea and maybe a bagel.
If you are reading this and thinking to yourself I couldn’t do the daniels fast, or I do not have the time, I recommend you at least consider your diary sugar and meat intake. Research healthier options.