Crashing your diet

Yup! Smash it, put a lid on it, forget it! Crash diets?! That’s just silly talk. Have you struggled with this issue? Have you been a victim of the latest fads on “dieting?”

Have you tried the popcorn diet? The baby food diet? The potato chip diet? The holiday candy cane diet? Perhaps the soup diet?!! One of those are a hit in someones “crash diet” at one point in time.

Come on! They don’t work…… at least not long term, and definitely not healthy. Generally those who try the crash diet fad end up gaining more weight then what they started with. Very low calorie eating typically sets one up for failure. It’s important to include healthy fats in your daily intake and when your on the “crash diet” your most likely not getting enough of anything let alone “healthy fats.”  Crash diets will dehydrate you, therefor you’re loosing water weight not fat, NOT TO MENTION YOUR DECREASING YOUR METABOLISM! You want to raise your metabolism not lower it!

Also, your muscles will weaken due to crash dieting, this will make it difficult to exercise. Key word; EXERCISE. How can you exercise with no energy? Food, healthy food, is energy. A healthy life style = healthy weight loss.

I like to cross train with some resistance training to build muscle. Free weights, resistance bands are an example and are good ways to build your muscles. Cut back on sugar is another key point in a healthy weight loss. Sometimes it can be tough but worth it in the long run. Remember my motto; ” Everything in moderation.”

Crash diets don’t work because they don’t change habits!

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.

About Cassandra Pavolic

As a retired performer for 25 years transitioning careers has been difficult. I truly enjoyed my career as an aerialist performer. I was fortunate enough to see the world, traveled many places and met people from all cultures. I learned a tremendous amount about life and people during my years traveling than I would in a school setting. The one thing I took away from being on the road is that no matter what ethnic background you are, we are all so similar. A smile is a smile in every language (happiness or contentment). Expressions of all emotions have the same meaning around the world. For this reason we are similar, and I somehow find that comforting. I'm now 50! It's hard to believe I'm fifty already! I reflect on my accomplishments as well as my failures up to date. Both are irrelevant to what I value most. I value people and relationships. I value my deity, it is the number one thing that keeps me stable. Being true to myself is a portion of my "food" in regards to my decision making. When I steer away from being my true self I am disappointed. Exercise, taking walks, and being still are another source of "food" in my life. I like to be still, listen and observe all things. I have been this type of person since a young child. Perhaps one of the reasons why I take an interest in Personality Psychology and my recent studies human behavior. I hold an Associates degree in Music/Theater/Dance from Dean College in MA. I quickly realized I wanted to perform, therefore my journey began immediately after graduating from Dean. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. I am curious, I am persistent and I am passionate. I'm on a mission to be a better person, to help those who want to help themselves, and to share my thoughts, opinions, experiences to anyone who gives a damn. All in hoping that what I have to offer will change lives as you learn to keep your priorities in order. And so I started prioritize you.
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