Nothing Tastes as Good as Thin Feelsby Sonja Rose on Nov. 05, 2010, under Health
So, the diet is over, and now you want to eat. You think of all those tasty foods you have been denying yourself. It’s okay to starting eating them again — right?
The holidays are approaching, and now you want to eat all those tasty treats, available only once a year — if you don’t eat them now, it will be a whole year before they are available again — right?
Oy vey, the little saboteurs that talk in our brains, trying to ruin all the efforts we have worked on so hard all year to keep our bodies thin and healthy, now teetering on the edge of devastation, thinking it won’t matter — but it will.
I’m here to encourage and remind you, that “Nothing Tastes as Good as Thin Feels.” Because right after you eat that candy bar you have been wanting, or that high-fat, high-calorie cheeseburger and french fries, you are going to feel gross, and hate yourself, and probably gain a few pounds (or more, if you can’t stop). It’s just not worth it!
As for the holidays, remember that consuming mass quantities of food is really not that much fun. Now that you are living the thin lifestyle, you savor food, and treats, and only eat a few bites, and are extremely satisfied with less. You get more satisfaction with being able to fit into all the clothes in your closet each and every morning, than with consuming all kinds of food and lots of food, and thinking that is fun instead. Because it’s not. You like feeling light, not sick because you ate too much.
Being thin is fun. Wearing thin clothes and looking good in them is fun. Knowing that you accomplished that, and maintain your weight every day — that is fun! Look around you — this must be a huge accomplishment, because “Living Thin” people are few and far between. The exact opposite kind of people are everywhere! If you have ever been heavier (like me, 50 pounds ago), and are now thin and healthy — remember from where you came, and don’t ever go back.
When you reach an ideal weight, and have maintained it, you’ll find that many of the foods you thought were treats don’t really taste that good anymore. A lot of chocolate I used to like now tastes kind of waxy to me, and I won’t eat it. If I eat chocolate, it must be very tasty, and I only want a small square, and I eat it very slowly, savor it, and am extremely happy with less.
I would rather eat foods that make me feel good (see: Only Eat Foods that Make Your Body Hum), than destroy that healthy, lighter feeling. It feels great to “Live Thin!”