Webster defines the word DIET as: a : food and drink regularly provided or consumed b : habitual nourishment c : the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason d : a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one's weight
A, B & C are all acceptable uses of the word. D is not. For those of us with a substantial amount of weight to lose, DIET is not an option. We must make a conscious effort to make a LIFESTYLE CHANGE. In my mind a DIET means one things. It has an beginning and an end. To be successful at our weight loss goals there can be NO END.
Also, Webster defines CHEAT as: a : to practice fraud or trickery b : to violate rules dishonestly
Both A & B are acceptable uses of the word but not in correlation to eating something that isn't on your meal plan. To CHEAT implies you are deceiving yourself and/or violating some unwritten rule. When making a LIFESTYLE CHANGE there are no rules. One must live their life and fatty, sugary, highly caloric foods are a part of life. When you choose to indulge in those foods it is simply a choice. Not a CHEAT. It isn't even necessarily a bad choice. But it is definitely not and SHOULD NEVER be called a CHEAT. This immediately implies that you are doing something wrong and should be ashamed when you are simply choosing to eat something.
Webster defines SKINNY as: a : lacking sufficient flesh : very thin : emaciated b : lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities, or significance
Webster's definition alone should want to make you rid the word from your 'healthy' word bank. I have heard and read time and time again, "I want to be skinny,". But I rarely hear or read, "I want to be healthy,". Think about that.
How many times have you said, "I'll do it -"
TOMORROW - MONDAY - NEXT WEEK - NEXT MONTH . . .
Why not RIGHT NOW?
What about you? What 'unhealthy, or bad' words do you use? How could you change them to be more positive?
The Fat Chick