Survival Guide for the 40-Something
Fit At 40

Fad Diets vs Better Eating

If there was a magic pill to lose weight, would you take it? Do you fall for every new diet fad hoping for a different outcome than the last one? Have you ever wondered why most Fad Diets don’t work for you?

The most important thing when trying to improve your health is your approach and purpose.  Why have you decided to respect your health and make lifestyle changes? If you’re not doing it for yourself, chances are your success rate will be compromised. We must decide to put ourselves first in order to stay dedicated, motivated and disciplined.

Secondly, we need to be willing to try out new things. Not one diet is the right blueprint for everyone. You have to look at your lifestyle, your current eating habits and your food restrictions. You have to be willing to make sacrifices, remain regimented and disciplined with these new eating habits. Making small changes and food swaps is the easiest way to be consistent and successful.

Lastly, but most importantly, follow a meal plan that makes you feel great. If restricting carbohydrates makes you have less energy, even though you’re eating a substantial amount of fruits, vegetables and protein, then that may not be for you.  If a high-protein diet is something you want to try out, but your body is just not responding well to it, you may be doing more harm than good.


The best measurement to see what “diet plan” works best for you is how your body forms and feels each and every day. It’s not about the scale, it’s not about the weight loss, it’s about your overall well-being.

 Simple swaps for a healthier well-being

  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks
  • Eat oatmeal instead of processed cereal
  • Pick healthy protein sources instead of protein shakes/bars (although these are convenient)

 

XOXO Jennifer

Jennifer Colon

Author: Jennifer Colon

Jennifer Colon is a 44 yr old wife & mother of two teenagers. After being an educator for 15+ yrs she decided to retire early, raise her children and Focus on her health. Certified in fitness & Nutrition, Jenn seeks adventure and fitness challenges that push her to the next level. Her goal in life is to inspire others to take care of themselves and promote self love!

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Jennifer Colon

Jennifer Colon is a 44 yr old wife & mother of two teenagers. After being an educator for 15+ yrs she decided to retire early, raise her children and Focus on her health. Certified in fitness & Nutrition, Jenn seeks adventure and fitness challenges that push her to the next level. Her goal in life is to inspire others to take care of themselves and promote self love!

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