Have you ever been on a diet?
I suspect that, like most people, you have wanted to lose weight, get in better shape, have more energy, etc. and have turned to a diet to help you with that.
How did that work out for you? Oh, it didn't?
I really am sorry. I'm sorry that there are scores of companies, products, commercials, and fads misguiding you toward the latest and greatest thing, that will ensure you lose 30 pounds in 2 days and you'll never want another chocolate chip cookie again...
Okay, real talk. Just like there is no "get rich quick" scheme that actually works long term, there is no "get skinny quick" one either. There is only hard work, determination, and a lifestyle change. Sounds fun, doesn't it?
Not to me either.
But it is fulfilling, and rewarding, and SO worth it, I promise.
For me, what worked is a lifestyle change to the Paleo diet. It's not for everyone, and not everyone can or needs to stick to it 100% long-term, but if nothing's worked for you before, it might be worth a try, right? The basics: it’s a whole foods diet where you eat meats, nuts and other healthy/safe fats, veggies, and fruits, and avoid all processed and refined foods.
Here's the best thing I found out about it: you don't have to spend a ton of money to do it! There are leaders in the field, certainly, and experts about the Paleo diet and lifestyle, but any products they do sell are to help you along the way, give you advice from someone who's been there, and to make the transition easier and more meaningful for you. Perhaps it's a book to help you get started or coaching to help you stay on track and learn from someone who's well-versed in all of this - it's always nice to have a cheerleader along the way! But you can transition to a Paleo diet with no money spent - except the yummy fruits and veggies you'll start buying!
I hate getting sold to, so I figured this Paleo thing - so much more than a "drink my $5 shake twice a day and you'll lose weight" thing - was worth a shot.
And it changed my life.
So why not try it? We're here to help. Ask us questions, do some research (or let us do it for you!), give it some thought, talk it over with someone you trust. What's the worst that could happen?
Oh yeah - you might actually start liking broccoli. (Sorry, not sorry.)