I can relate anything to nutrition. Here’s a great example… A long time ago the pastor of our church was giving a sermon. I don’t remember the specifics, but it went something like this: The pastor was talking to a young man about his life. The man was very excited because he was going to college and was getting ready to move out of his parent’s house to start the next phase of his life. The pastor said ‘Great! Then what?’ The man looked confused for a minute then said ‘Well, I’ll get a degree and go out and find a job.’ The pastor said ‘Great! Then what?’ Again, the man looked confused and said, ‘Well hopefully I’ll find someone to marry.’ ‘Great! Then what?’ ‘Uhhh…I guess we’ll have kids…’ ‘Great! Then what?’ ‘Then we’ll get old and retire.’ ‘Great! Then what?’ The man stared at the pastor. ‘I don’t know, we’ll eventually die I guess.’ The pastor looked at him, paused and said one last time ‘Then what?’ Of course, his whole point was to always be thinking of what happens after we die. But death isn’t how I’m relating this to nutrition (although that would be an interesting discussion). My point is…whatever changes you choose to make to your nutrition make sure you know ‘Then what?’. For instance, if you decide to buy a specific shake and drink it for breakfast and lunch to lose weight, ask yourself ‘If I lose weight by drinking these shakes for 2 months, Then what? Do I have to continue to drink these shakes … for the rest of my life to maintain the weight loss?’ If you decide to cut out all carbs from your diet, ask yourself for how long. What if you can’t eliminate them forever…Then what? Or you drastically cut your calories and lose 20 pounds. Then what? Are you going to be able to continue with that caloric level? If you focus on ‘Then what?’ and make sure what you are doing is sustainable you will not have to ‘stop’ whatever you are doing. Really think about how you are changing your diet. Make sure when you ask yourself ‘Then what?’ you are ok with the answer.