Pick Your Path
By Meggan Larson
I’ve studied nutrition a lot over the last many years since going through cancer. There are so many different diet plans/lifestyles out there and it can be overwhelming. It can also be confusing when you’ve researched so many different things and some say avocadoes are amazing for you, and others say they’ll go straight to your butt. Some say eating liberal amounts of extra virgin olive oil is amazing, and others say it’s not. I think one of the most confusing things about all the plans is that they all have people who have gotten results using them. It would be one thing if there was only one plan that got amazing results. It would be a lot easier to choose which one to do! But that’s just not the case.
The important thing to decide is…
What you’re comfortable with. There are diet plans that use shakes full of ingredients you can’t really pronounce and people lose a TON of weight drinking them. There are other plans that cut out entire food groups, some plans that say you can eat anything in moderation, and others where you need to separate carbs and fats. The thing is, they all work! But what works for you? I’m not about to ingest things that will help me lose weight but possibly make me sick in the future so that one is out. And I know myself well enough to know that eating a slice of pie in moderation is an oxymoron. I don’t stop at just one and until I’m able to change that fact, I need to stay away from being able to eat anything.
One piece of advice I feel comfortable giving you is this. If what you’ve been doing is no longer working, it’s okay to try something else. GASP! I know, I know. I’ve been sold on the same eating lifestyle for over 6 years now but the truth is my body is just not responding to it the way it used to.
That might be because of age, hormones, lack of movement all week…who knows? But I’m trying something new(ish) by cutting out dairy for a time to see how it affects my body. I used to refuse to think outside the box when it came to an eating lifestyle and I still fully believe in Trim Healthy Mama but not every body is the same and we need to be flexible with our mindsets in order to achieve the goals we set out to achieve.
It’s okay to do another plan for a time and shake things up for your body. The only thing I would caution you on is to choose a plan that only includes real food. If you inject your body with hormones that have no business being there, or drink products that aren’t healthy for you, you’ll end up doing damage to your endocrine system and metabolism and you’ll potentially have an even harder time losing weight in the future. You’ve got to choose your own path and try new things if what you’re doing isn’t working anymore.
Trust me, you can do this!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!