Become a Diet Rebel and Follow The Diet and Lifestyle You Want
I recently turned 26 (yay!), and I had a wonderful birthday. The day started with me watching one of my favourite movies in the world, Clueless, while eating three different types of dark chocolate for breakfast. The rule of the day was that I could eat whatever I wanted, and obviously, I went all-in on dessert.
I still kept my desserts rather healthy, so my body would still get enough nutrients throughout the day. I dedicated the first half of my birthday to doing a few things that I enjoy doing on my own, as well as doing a lot of introspection about what I wanted when it comes to my diet, career, and relationships for the year to come.
One thing that I realised I need to stop doing now that I am an adult is doing things I do not want to do. I had been forcing myself to do a workout programme I did not enjoy, so I threw it out along with my breakfast chocolate wrappers. From now on, I only want to do workouts I want to do. Before my birthday, I was trying to take a progress photo every day but was frustrated by it after only a few days. So, I decided to stop doing it.
It is easy to want to do every healthy habit you come across, to have that perfect morning routine you see influencers do online, and to eat the way someone else eats, but you could be missing one of the most important things, which is that you need to create or find the ideal diet and lifestyle for you.
You know what you like and do not like, you know what your individual goals are, and you need to stop living the way you think you should be living. How do you want to live? How do you want to eat?
Personally, I prefer to follow a diet where I can have dessert every day, where I don’t have to eat really small meals, and where I don’t have to eat the same thing every day. It might take some time and experimentation to figure out what healthy diet and lifestyle you enjoy and what diet and exercise habits you hate.
It is a Marie Kondo type of thing. Ask yourself: Does it spark joy?
I decided a long time ago that I wanted to eat dessert every day, and that is how The Dessert Diet Club was born. Now I am just busy refining my diet and lifestyle and trying to figure out what I really do not like and what I would rather do and spend my time and energy on.
Life is short, and you want to enjoy yours. It is easy to focus on what we think we have to do, but what do you want to do? Of course, health is still important, and you do not want to go through life being unhealthy, but you can still find a healthy diet and lifestyle you love.
If you want to learn more about living the indulgent life, I highly recommend that you check out the book, The Dessert Diet Club.