Chocolate orange or real orange? Which one would you choose? Gord and I started our one-year diet today. For January 1st to 15th, our only job is to get the crap out of our home. Because really, who is going to choose a real orange when a chocolate orange is available? In case you’re wondering – Which food did I choose? I ate the real orange I’ll have you know. Then I ate the chocolate orange.
My number one rule for staying slim is DON’T BRING IT HOME. Eat junk food if you must but it doesn’t come through your door.
This year, friends decided to join us for the year. You are welcome to come along too. We have a big tent.
How to start
For the first two weeks of the one year diet, you have one job only. Clear the processed food out of your house – all the candy and chips and pop are gone obviously, but clear out processed meals also. Eat it, throw it away, give it away – but at the end of these two weeks all the processed food is gone. Get rid of any food that you can pop into the oven for instant calories with no effort.
Weigh yourself and measure your waist around the belly button. Write this down in a calendar. We’ll be weighing in on the 1st and 15th of every month.
Fitness is a good idea but you don’t have to get fit today. Just get the crap out the door. You’ve got two weeks.
Everyone loses weight on a diet. Nine out of ten people gain that weight back, and half of dieters gain more than they started with. Not us. Slow and steady steps forward.
The three pillars of health are the crux of the one year diet:
- FOOD: Make your own food. Cut out the processed.
- FITNESS: Move your body a little every day. Thirty minutes is the goal.
- PEOPLE: Keep good people in your life. Your people affect your health.
I’ll be posting our progress here. Phase 2 next.