A reader kindly sent me an invite to join her and her co-workers on a 21-day Day “No Junk Food Challenge” beginning this Thursday. I SHOULD do it. I should…..Will I? I’m not sure if I am there yet….although I am edging closer mentally (as I sip my morning Coke). My problem would be, after 21 days, what then? There’s no realistic way I could stick to this forever, so would I then just gorge myself back up to my pre-challenge weight? I’m sure if I did this I’d melt off pounds like crazy during the 21 days.
When I read the challenge rules, I could do most of them pretty easily, I think. The one that would – of course – trip me up is the no soda. The no white bread could be easily supplanted with wheat or multi-grain. Chocolate and candy are easy enough for me to give up. I could probably replace ice cream with sorbet easily and make some kale chips or zucchini crisps to replace chips.
Keeping weight off shouldn’t be so difficult. Eat fewer calories than you consume and mix in some good exercise. SIGH, for such a simple formula, though, the end result is so elusive.
What would you have the most difficulty giving up?
Here is the challenge: