A Question and Plans for the Week 01/13
I saw someone speak on Dr. Oz the other day about how he believes that all diets are bad. At first I was against him because I believe that if someone is dangerously overweight, then cutting back calories to lose weight is a very good thing. But he explained his reasoning, and it got me thinking.
Basically he said that diets turn us into addicts. Whether it be addicted to cutting/counting calories, addicted to burning calories through exercise, and even some people have the opposite effect and become more addicted to food than before. I think that I was the latter. When I was 18 years old, I went on my first diet. Before then, I never thought about what I ate or how much I ate. I didn’t overeat or binge, and I didn’t turn down food because it wasn’t healthy. I had a normal and happy relationship with food. But after dieting for the first time, I think it turned my relationship with food from good to bad. I went through years of yo-yo dieting after that losing and gaining 20-30 pounds. It’s only been recently that I’ve been able to cope with my emotional eating and repair my thoughts on food.
Because of this, I feel like I agree with that Dr. from the show. For most people, I think that dieting is harmful to their mental health. I think the important thing to do, is to eat good, nutritious foods that help our bodies and not to worry about calories or fat or carbs. Eat when you’re hungry and stop when your full. That’s the only truly healthy diet there is!
I’m curious on your opinions though. Do you think that dieting is a bad thing?
Anyway, here are my plans for the week of January 13, 2013
- M- Arms and Chest Strength
- T- 3 mile run
- W- Leg Strength and 3 mile run
- Th- 3 mile speed run
- F- Shoulders and Back Strength
- S- 7 mile run
- M- Buffalo turkey burgers w/ sweet potato wedges
- T- Chicken stir-fry
- W- Church
- Th- Stuffed peppers
- F- Out of town
- S- Out of town
- Doctor’s appointment
- Last minute grocery trip before Friday
- Voice lesson on Thursday