One of the hardest things with WW is dealing with people’s expectations. A lot of people have in their mind that if you are on WW you are on a restricted diet. They believe that you can’t have sweets, potato chips, lasagna. When people know you are on WW, if they see you eating something delicious, the immediately think you are failing on your diet.
Does any of that sound familiar? But, the greatest thing about WW is that you can eat whatever you want. I don’t have to count carbs, fat, or protein. I count points which allows me to eat whatever my little heart desires.
Let me give you a little taste of food that I have made since the beginning of the year:
- Apple Pie
- Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
- Chocolate chip muffins
- Pot Roast
- Shepherd’s Pie
You name it, I eat it. What is different is how I eat it. I make recipes at home and I modify them or use cookbooks to make all of my favorites. I don’t have to give up apple pie. I have to give up the junkie apple pie. I don’t have to give up chocolate. I have to give up chocolate all the time.
You can lose weight restricting yourself. Some people love cutting out the carbs all together. Some choose not to have any fat in their diet. And people DO lose their weight. I am not going to deny that. But, you need to ask yourself, what happens when you get to goal? Can you sustain your weight loss? Can you sustain the plan you are on? If you can, all power to you. I have an amazing friend who lost a ton of weight on Keto. She has kept it offend she has no plan to change her new lifestyle. For me, that plan doesn’t work.
If you want to be healthy, you need to live healthy every single day. And that includes after you get to goal. Before you start a diet, ask yourself, can you maintain your life on that plan. If not, you need to look at a different plan.