How many of you have had a diet leaflet through the letterbox today or yesterday? We’re not even allowed the full week off of not worrying about how fat we are before some well-meaning slimming club leader reminds us that we’ve been eating our body weight in Celebrations. Cheers!
This year, refuse to feel bad about it.
Throw the leaflet away.
You’ll feel so much better.
Apparently, Weight Watchers are telling people they’ve found the secret to permanent weight loss! You’d think the Advertising Standards Authority might have something to say about that, wouldn’t you?
Slimming World, Weight Watchers and Rosemary Conley are all businesses. Yep, they exist to make money. It’s in their interest to get you through that door and keep you there. At least Rosemary Conley does a bit of jumping around in her classes, the others just make you listen to a leader telling everyone to eat dust and confess every biscuit they’ve eaten in the previous week.
It’s pants, it really is. If you want to get healthy in 2013, and you really need a bit of guidance, my advice is to get hold of a healthy recipe book. Or even go on eBay and see if you can get the slimming club’s books from someone who’s flogging them cheaply. There’ll be loads of them from about February, trust me.
Getting dragged into the culture of weighing, measuring, counting and beating yourself up is quite possibly the worst thing you could do. I’ll be honest, I have to revamp my diet and fitness for health reasons (and other reasons…I’ll keep you posted) so I do know how tempting it is to give in and show up at the local village hall looking guilty. But that’s just giving up all control to someone who knows nothing about you. Read up on healthy foods, find recipes you love, adapt an eating plan to make it all about YOU.
Enjoy your food, get some exercise and go for it. Getting fit and healthy is great. Just step away from the invitation to the diet club, consign it to the dustbin and make 2013 the year that’s all about what YOU want.