January Diets Are Not For Me

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Come January and a plethora of dietary advice hits us like an Alpine avalanche.

You know the score, you’ve overeaten for a week or more and you dread getting on the scales each morning, right?

Well, I for one don’t really believe in diets. I think you have to mindful all year round, including Christmas. Sure you can eat a bit more, but I often skip breakfast, or have something really light at that time, if I know I’ll be partaking in a feast at night. I might drink more water too.

A week or ten day’s overindulgence could take weeks to put right in terms of losing that weight you’ve rapidly put on. So I simply don’t do it. I am not perfect by any stretch, I just say no to that extra drink, I don’t get drunk and I rarely overeat – even at Christmas.

Ultimately, prevention is so much better than cure. A ‘diet’ for me is for life, not just for January.

copyright Francis Barker 2020

2 thoughts on “January Diets Are Not For Me

  1. ….my little personal restriction is no food past 5 pm until 7 am the next day. That said, it helps that I’m married to someone who works 12hr nights, so I eat supper at 4 and go to bed at 7pm. IOW, my little rule isn’t for everyone, but it works for me. And your disciplined approach is stellar. Happy 2020!

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