There is a lot of discussion (and even debating) over the importance (or irrelevance) of having variety in your diet. Some people are just happy with their routine and don’t want to step outside of the “eggs- for- breakfast- sandwich- for- lunch- chicken- for- dinner- and bowl of cereal-during-Law & Order “box. I get it, and I’m fine with it. In fact, I have my preferred dietary routine down, too. I go in phases, generally as the seasons come and go, but with each season or phase there are things I just want to eat everyday at certain times. Let’s say I’m eating coconut everyday during the summer. Dried coconut flakes, coconut chips, coconut milk in smoothies, coconut oil when I’m cooking or baking (or shaving, moisturizing, cleaning wounds), coconut sugar and coconut water… what do you think is going to happen if I keep this up for a week? Four weeks? Six months?
There’s one thing you DO know: it’s time to lose weight. And right now you have hit that wall where all of your excuses don’t work anymore and you are READY to do something about this. Motivation, and a commitment (usually fueled by anger) is a recipe for weight loss! Right?
Wrong. Actually, you have some work to do before you actually get to work. Statistics show that only 30% of people who lose weight keep it off longer than 6 months before the weight starts to creep back in. Why?