We receive so many messages about weight loss – that losing weight will improve one’s health, self-esteem, and social acceptance. In that case, thank goodness there are SO MANY weight loss options out there! But do they work? Could weight loss from the juice cleanse diet provide the same benefits as weight loss from the Mediterranean diet? In other words, is all weight loss healthy and sustainable? On that same note, does weight loss really improve self-esteem and/or social acceptance?
These are all questions I posed to my audience at the Food Finders “Key Ingredients” presentation yesterday evening. The audience expressed feeling flooded with conflicting education and media messages focusing on weight loss and healthy eating. For this reason, the audience shared their tendency to find answers to their weight loss goals in diet plans, and not necessarily diet plans supported by research or credentials of any kind.
It is easy to be overwhelmed by cooking nowadays. Do we all need to be professional chefs and spend hundreds of extra dollars to make a decent meal? Making the Pinterestperfect meal is such an effort! What about when we ambitiously grocery shop and realize we cannot eat so much fresh food before it goes bad? GUILT. FRUSTRATION. NOT WORTH IT. might come to mind.