Currently I am doing Michelle Bridges 12 week challenge and so far it is going great. Yes, it is a lot of work but I am really enjoying the food and find exercise programs easy to follow. Most of all it is working for me, I've lost 1.8 kg in 2.5 weeks and people are starting to notice.
It got me thinking that most of us feel like we HAVE TO eat birthday cakes (even if it someone else's birthday), HAVE TO binge during Christmas lunch until we experience breathing difficulties, HAVE TO stuff our faces with chocolate during Easter and HAVE TO have a kebab or McDonalds with friends after a night out. Well, you DON'T HAVE TO! It is all up to you. I have several friends who are constantly dragging me to coffee shops to have some cake or relatives who try to feed me as much as possible. It is OK to refuse extra serve or tell your friends that you will skip the cake if you don't really feel like it. Plus your Birthday won't be any less special or fun without the cake (for me its all about company). For Christmas this year I've convinced my family to go for a nice bushwalk and light picnic lunch instead of hours of cooking and lazy afternoon.
It is all about choices you make...We eat to live, not the other way around. It is important to replenish our bodies and satisfy our hunger but don't let the food control you. :)