People often say, it's so hard to get motivated, I wish I had the energy and drive, it's so hard to stay on track bc I love this certain food! Ok... so you love that certain food .. does it love you back??? *we are prisoners of our taste buds! Here's an example of what I mean: My favorite thing was sour cream and salt! I LOVED it, and I mean loved it! .... but the question was, did it love me back? NOPE! It contains ingredients that made me gain weight, feel bloated, made me swell up so bad that I could barely wear my wedding rings, and I was in the bathroom with a stomach ache all the time! So the reason I say that is there's certain things that we love, but we love it bc it becomes comfort to us. When all it's doing is masking what we don't want to face - which is how much you're afraid to love yourself. So you're eating something and you start looking in the mirror and see that you've gained weight..and now your even more depressed, bc that thing that you love so much whether its Starbucks, chips, sour cream whatever... is showing you how it feels about you. By showing you, it's adding weight to you - which is affecting your mind - which affects your confidence - which is affecting what you feel your self worth is. So when you look in the mirror all you see is the extra weight, which is not YOU. Inside YOU are filled with happiness, joy, success, positivity, self worth, drive & beauty... but it's all being covered up by that one food that you love, which doesn't love you back, instead it's hurting you! (Follow me?) it affects your mind, so you don't think clearly. When u don't think clearly you see the negative side of things - so now your not confident. You have self doubt. If your not confident, you won't be motivated to workout, or meal prep for the upcoming week. Now you bring on depression and anxiety... then all that starts to wear on the people surrounding you AND we are supposed to be helping each other!