Thursday Thoughts, August 29th

Happy Thursday a/k/a Friday eve!  I hope everyone has had a great week so far!  Something was mentioned awhile back on one of my FB groups about not knowing what weight loss route to take.  To be honest, I can completely understand that.  You can go to any bookstore and pull any book off the shelf in that section and will likely read something slightly different in each one.  There's a slightly different spin, even if there are some similarities.   I know there are some people that wonder why I stick with WW and part of the reason is that I know it works.  It may not be perfect, but it has worked for me in the past and I can always find ways to tweak it to make it work for me.  Here's my two cents, not that anyone really asked.  There isn't one diet that seems to work across the board for each person.  The fact is that no matter what weight loss route you take, you will have to figure out what works for you.  Sometimes, you have to tweak the program so that it works for you.  Amazingly enough the book that I finished listening to this afternoon, while following along with the ebook, was a perfect example of this.  The book was called Keto-tarian by Dr. Will Cole.  According to his story that he shared in the book, he was vegan for years and then realized that he was struggling with various illnesses and ailments.  He created Keto-tarian based on his own experiences of what worked for him.  It fascinates me because he did what he needed to do for his health, which is what we each need to do.  There are so many "diets" that tout you can lose 20 pounds in 10 days or the like.  The scary thing is that there are studies that support some of that, but will every program work for each and every person?  In my opinion, no.  Each of us is different. Our genetic make-up is different.  Our habits are different.  The way we schedule time is different.  We are each different in how we handle things related to our weight loss journey.  There are so many options out there, but you have to find one that works for you.  To be honest, after a while, what worked before, may not work and you may need to reset and adjust things to continue losing.  We are each works in progress, whether our journey is weight loss, living stress-free, working towards living our best life and the like.  Each day isn't going to be perfect, but we just have to keep working until we find what works and learn from what doesn't.  Just some food for thought for today...I know there are a lot of choices out there and we can sometimes get frustrated with those whose journeys are not exactly like our own.  We are each individuals.  Have a wonderful Friday eve!

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