Those who know me already know that I believe that no single approach will work for all people, in all circumstances. Whether our purpose is to lose weight, be healthy, be happy; or make a lot of money; we have to figure out what works for us. There are many ways to do that; one is to try different approaches until we find the one that works but the problem with that is we may not have the time to work through all the possibilities. The best approach in my opinion is to find someone who has solved the problem for themselves and try what worked for them. That may not be the right one for you but you have eliminated one possibility that you know works; then you can try another proven technique and so on, until you find the one that works for you. You may find that it is not a single technique but a combination of the proven ones you have tried that ultimately work for you.
So how do we find out what worked for others? Read books, listen to their personal stories on radio and TV, do searches on the internet, ask friends and people you talk to every day. When you see a friend, co-worker of relative has solved a problem you want to solve; ask them how they did it, they will probably be more than willing to help you. If you do, don’t feel that you have to do it exactly like they did it; use whatever works for you.
There is a blog called Kristen’s Raw and I have been reading her latest post. Kristen is a former competitive bodybuilder and she has been studying nutrition, fitness and food preparation for the last fifteen years. She has also been a hardcore, ethical vegan for almost a decade ( her words ). Her latest post My Vegan Diet Caused Health Problems. Would Primal, Paleo, Or “Real Food” Be Better? tells how she; over time came to realize that vegan-ism was no longer working for her. Her blog is strictly about eating vegan and she has written twelve raw vegan and lifestyle books. It must have been hard for her to admit to herself, and it did take awhile, that she may have been wrong. What she advocated my be fine for others if they chose to go that way but for her at this point in her life and that of her family, it is not. I recommend you read this in her own words and you may realize that there are many paths in this life and we each have to find the one that leads us to where we want to be.
If we want to be healthy and we are willing to work at it; we have to find out what works for us. It probably will not be easy and it will take some trial and error to find out what that is but we can do it. What matters most is that no matter how discouraged we may get, we can never give up, we have to keep believing there is a way. We have all heard about people who had tried for years to lose weight and to get healthy and nothing seemed to work; then they tried something else and it was like a miracle, it worked.
I hope you all find the solution you need in your lives. A failure is one who just gave up right before they reached success.
Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day. David Johnson