Invest DietWelcome to the InvestDiet site. The concept is pretty straight forward and has worked well with me, so I thought I'd share it with others.
Knowing that a typical diet would never work for me since there was no motivation in the way they were set up, I decided to approach dieting from a different perspective. In the process, I decided to create my own diet using techniques that I knew from past experience could help motivate me. The result was an "investment diet".
The concept was quite simple. Instead of regulating what I could and could not eat, I simply decided to opt for the best "investment" for my body from the choices of food I had available to me at the time. While there was nothing scientific in my approach, I went on information that I had gathered assuming certain foods were better for my my body than others.
This resulted in a no stress diet. I didn't have to worry about the amount of food I ate since under the plan I could eat as much as I wanted. While the volume I ate didn't decrease, the amount of "junk food" did decrease quite a bit since I opted for foods that were a "better investment" for my body.
Basically I decided to look at food not as calories, but as an investment for my body and retirement just as I would with money and retirement. By making the best investments in my body with the available food at the time, I have been able to greatly improve my current health. I started at 213.4 lbs and I'm currently at 190 lbs. I'm aiming to take off another 5 lbs to get to a weight of 185 lbs - 5 lbs over my college weight.
On the following pages are some of the concepts that I have used and developed to help me look at food not as something to eat, but as a long term investment in my body and health.