Weight Loss: Are You Sacrificing Health to Get Slim?

It is that time of year! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and it’s time to break out the tank tops and shorts. But are you ready? This is typically the time when people start looking for that “miracle” diet to follow that will have them swimsuit ready in a month or two.

I hate to burst your bubble and far be it for me to be the destroyer of dreams, but in this case, there is no miracle pill, exercise or diet. I’ve said before and in my Today’s the Day book, that you can try any one of the thousands of diets out there and you will most likely lose some weight – temporarily. Most are too extreme to continue long-term so people lose weight initially, can’t stay with the program and so go right back to what they were doing that got them overweight in the first place and end up heavier than before. That’s definitely got to be the definition of insanity!

You may be familiar with some of the most popular and constantly advertised diet plans but do you realize exactly what you’re putting in your body? This excellent article by the Food Babe breaks down each of the most popular and well-known and shows you clearly why they are not very good choices at all.

While I would be the last person to tell you getting to a healthy weight isn’t a good enough goal, I believe the reason to do that is to be truly healthy. If you drop 50 pounds, look great in a swimsuit but feel lousy, have no energy, experience mysterious rashes and joint pain – what’s the point?

It’s smarter and better to change your relationship with food and restructure your meals with high quality, real foods that will not only help you achieve your weight loss goals, but nourish your body down to the cellular level. When you do that you have energy, look wonderful and feel like the best version of yourself! Isn’t that the real goal?

So how do you do this? It’s a lot less difficult and complicated than you think. But you have to be willing to make some changes. You don’t have to make them all at once, but by taking baby steps you will change how you look at food and begin making truly healthy choices you can stick with. That’s what I help people do in the Today’s the Day coaching plan.

And just some of the “collateral benefits” for clients have been normalizing blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels! Now that’s what I call a true miracle.

Does your diet provide collateral benefits or collateral damage!

Want to see more articles like this?   Subscribe to this blog (just click on “Follow”) and get each new post delivered to your email or feed reader.  To follow me and get even more tips on how to live your life in 3-D, including improving your diet, choosing cutting edge nutritional products and effective weight loss strategies be sure to like me on Facebook here and here, sign up for my FREE weekly No-Nonsense Nutrition Report (and get a free gift!), follow me on Pinterest and Twitter!

Make gradual changes. Boost health, vitality and energy. Become your best YOU.         


About amusico

I am a holistic health coach and independent nutritional consultant. All my coaching plans are based on my 3-D Living program and a big part of that are the Youngevity Products and Supplements I proudly offer! Visit my website at http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com and learn more about the products and my coaching plans!
This entry was posted in Detoxification, Diabetes, Digestive Health, Heart Health, Nutrition, Weight loss and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Weight Loss: Are You Sacrificing Health to Get Slim?

  1. Holly Scherer says:

    Those food labels are just gross!

    I used to buy Lean Cuisines when they were on sale for the days I didn’t have time to make lunch or dinner. I figured it was better than ordering out – That was before I was a label reader. I remember eating two at a time and still being hungry. I don’t have that problem when I follow a whole food eating plan like you recommend.

    It might not be possible to be bikini ready by June without a “quick fix.” But doing it the right way will ensure you’re bikini ready next June, and the next, and the next …

    Great post as always, Ann!

    • amusico says:

      Thank you Holly. I agree – those labels are pretty gross and thankfully now we know better and have learned to read labels. Quick fixes just don’t work but I guess it’s human nature to want to try them anyway.

      • Holly Scherer says:

        Seth Godin said, the lessons we remember are the lessons we learn the hard way. The information isn’t as readily available as advertisements and cultural pressures. Most people are doing what they think is best. It’s changing though. More information. Greater availability. And lower costs. Thanks to people like you.

      • amusico says:

        That’s so true. We do have to learn if not the hard way – at least by trial and error. I do hope what I share opens some eyes. You are already very knowledgeable – it’s the people who have no idea that I hope have an open mind and heart.

  2. debwilson2 says:

    We all want the magic pill don’t we? To be physically, mentally, financially, and spiritually fit. But how much more empowering to be able to make wise choices and know what we do matters and counts. Thanks, Ann, for your sound wisdom.

Share your thoughts - what do you think about this?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s