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One of the hardest things is deciding on which diet program to use. With the wide array of plans out there, it takes careful consideration to find one that will work for you.
Something else that is hard is changing one’s relationship with food. That’s right – we all have a relationship with food. We either love it or we don’t. Of course, because it is essential for life, there are not many people who will tell you that they don’t like food. However, the relationship many people have with food has nothing to do with getting the nourishment required for energy.
Eating More Than We Need
Our bodies were designed to convert calories to energy, but some people consume far more calories than they need to. The result is that the body stores those extra calories as fat for use at a later time when food sources are scarce. In a perfect world, that time would come and fat stores would be used up.
However, in the modern, developed world there is a store on every corner and government programs to help those less fortunate. It is unlikely that most people will ever be met with the challenges of not being able to find enough to eat. In fact, in many instances quite the contrary is true.
These days, food choices abound. The bad news is that many times people choose to eat the wrong kinds of foods in huge portions. Just spend some time observing what goes on in lines at buffet style and fast food restaurants and you will have a better idea about why waistlines continue to increase these days.
Super-sized orders and unlimited platefuls could be part of the problem.
Maybe the real problem is that people today are so busy that they don’t have time to prepare their own meals. Add to that the fact that most packaged convenience foods and those sold at restaurants are loaded with calories. On top of that, those super-sized portions many people feel are a real bargain have actually taught a lot of us to eat more than we should.
What Can We do to Solve the Problems of Overeating?
Well, one way to retrain the brain and the stomach is to use eating plans such as Nutrisystem to help reintroduce the body to proper eating habits. While there have been some negative comments associated with the Nutrisystem program, there are many people, who have battled with their weight for a long time and speak highly of this system.
Anyone who is looking for a quality weight loss program should take a good look at Nutrisystem. It doesn’t really cost that much if you think about how much you actually spend on food each day. Starting at $10/day the program is already pretty affordable to most people.
One of the main advantages of Nutrisystem is that you don’t have to worry about counting calories or cooking. The food is prepared for you. You still need to supply your own fruits, vegetables, and dairy, but the core of your caloric needs is provided.
For many busy people (and moms), being able to lose weight through a proven system that saves them time from meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and dishwashing, is a highly valued convenience. And we all want convenience! I know I need it.
Consider Adding a Supplement
If you are having trouble adjusting to eating less, you may want to try a keto supplement. This ketogenic diet focuses on uses fats for energy instead of sugary carbs. This main idea is incorporated into many diet plans.
4/29/18 Sad to see my husband’s family go home today. It’s always nice to see them. September can’t come soon enough!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.