Dieting vs. Healthy Lifestyle Mentality

Let’s Be Honest….

How many of you have lost the same 10, 20 or 30+ pounds over and over again? When this is repeated often, it can be super harmful to your body and can really play a mind game on your confidence and self esteem.

Diets Don’t Work

If there is one message I would like to get across to you, it would be “Diets Don’t Work.” At least they don’t seem to last long-term. Do yourself a big favor and instead of trying the latest and greatest fad diets, pills, drops and potions, consider dropping the word “diet” from your vocabulary and replace it with “healthy lifestyle.”

Usually people start diets because they are looking for a jumpstart or to get to a goal weight real fast. Once they arrive (if they arrive) they usually stop and take a breather. The problem is they usually will gradually gain their weight back and sometimes a little more. Sound familiar?

Healthy Lifestyle is Smart & Long Lasting

Healthy lifestyle has a beginning but unlike dieting, there will be no end, there can’t be, not if you want to maintain the new “YOU” forever. It is through making good choices, eating healthy, moving your body and changing your behaviors that will keep you happy, healthy and leaner for the rest of your life. Think of lifestyle as a journey.

How To Get Started?

  1. Start by removing the word “diet” from your vocabulary.
  2. Replace the word “diet” with “healthy lifestyle”.
  3. Prepare yourself mentally to live healthy the rest of your life (notice I didn’t say perfect.)
  4. Begin. Take action.
  5. Improve a little every day
  6. Surround yourself with positive, uplifting and supportive like minded people (like me!)

When Should You Begin? 

How about right now (notice I didn’t say Monday.)The choice is yours. It’s easy to fall into the trap of someday; “Someday I’ll lose those extra pounds, but right now I have so many other things to take care of”. The truth is, you will always have things to take care of, people to see, and places to go.

You are Able, Capable & Deserving

Getting to that mindset may take a while, and the road traveled may be challenging, but in the end, reaching your healthy weight will be done right. It’s time to say “This one’s for ME!”

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