Are countdown diets really that bad though? I mean I know living healthy is a lifestyle and I know that it doesn't end once that date passes but does it matter what spurs the healthy change as long as it is indeed spurred?
I began this post a few week ago and then never finished because I was still conflicted about whether I wanted to post it or not...I was worried this may come off as an unhealthy approach to eating healthy and working out. After a few weeks though of trying to eat healthy I decided to finish it. I didn't go on some crash diet and I know that I won't stop eating healthy and focusing on fitness once my birthday and graduation passes. Realizing I was getting older and embarking upon a new chapter was a turning point for me, not a ticking clock. I realized that I was living a fairly healthy life but not the kind I wanted to for the rest of my life, I knew I could do better and so I worked at it.
This may be a bit of a random post but the overall message is that whatever it takes for someone to decide to be healthier, whether it be a specific event or a realization it doesn't matter.
Have you ever done a time frame diet? Did it work? Did you keep up with it after the end date passed?