Diet verses Non-diet
Small changes rather than massive upset to your system.
I have managed to change a lot in my life over the past year, I don't think this could have happened if I had just gone on a diet, having now tried a few I can be happy in myself to call them out and say they are based on getting money, lots of money out of each person that is willing to think they need a diet or special pants, even a machine to wrap around yourself while you eat pizza sat watching TV, none of these are long term, just look at the Z-list celebs that go back to being themselves within weeks of all that personal effort.
Changes to your diet and a small bit of extra movement is a start, then when you notice or your friends notice you will decide to move more and make another change, I decided one small change per month, this worked well for myself, hopefully this gives you a little insight into how I got started,
I'm hoping to film some menu's and cooking them for you all to see how easy it really is, Quick note I still don't eat lots of Veg, so if I can manage this then most people will breeze it for sure. Processed foods are making a nation fat, if you walk around your supermarket then you'll notice lots of your favorite foods are full of rubbish, stuff we don't need, frozen food seems an easy option, when you can knock up a healthy curry or pasta dish within 20 mins, rather than wait 45-60 mins for your frozen processed food to bubble to life before you add even more sauce full of sugars.
Make own sauce from tins of chapped tomatoes, add spices and or herbs, the taste is awesome, cook from fresh when possible or buy frozen meat, Veg, Fruit and cook. I even use Quorn as it's full of protein, I’ll add my own sauce make plenty for half the cost of a family pie, my non-diet means I can eat out and eat what I like when I like as I’ll now burn off the bad and use the good parts as training food,
I love to add Miso, Umami, Turmeric along with a few spices, The outlay to start with seems high, but they last a long time, buying fresh will cost more but the taste is amazing, plus if you make more and store these costs come down a lot, so overall I now think my shopping bill is around 5% more than I used to spend, for a much healthier life 5% has to be a better option than all that processed food, Please use what you have and swap to fresh you'll thank your future self in a very short time, I still like to go out with mates for a pint and eat out at weekends like I used to do, I just prefer to drink a little less and eat a better option.