I’m on a diet. And given that it’s so late in the year, people ask me “why now?”. Why would I go on a diet right before Christmas and New Years? Isn’t this the time to eat whatever I want? Isn’t this the time to reward myself for all of the healthy eating I’ve done all year? Well, the answer might be yes. But for me, it’s no. And there’s one main reason for that.

I haven’t been eating healthy this year! Actually, I’ve been eating pretty horribly. Doughnut Fridays, pizza every week, cake, and other wastes of energy. Yes, there is energy (calories, etc) in a slice of pizza. But it’s the wrong kind of energy that the body ingests. It’s time to set it right.

To tell you the truth, I have no idea where the inspiration came from. Last week, I seemed to just flip a mental switch and go cold turkey. Once a week, or at least once a week, we have donuts delivered. It’s hard to resist free donuts! This is especially true when the day is just getting started. Maybe our bodies need some sugar to get hyped for the day. Or maybe not, because I feel better. Interesting!

Donuts aren’t the worst part of what my diet was for most of the year. The pizza was pretty bad, although it was delicious. My worst dietary option was probably fast food. Oh, yes. I drive by multiple fast food restaurants on the way home from work. It’s so easy to just stop there and get a bite to eat! Plus, it’s inexpensive! But the problem is, once I go one time, I’ll go another time, and another. Eventually, I’m eating fast food every other day. Over time, it’s an unhealthy lifestyle. For some reason, I changed that. Come by next week to learn more about my diet!