Weight Loss Tips #2

A mistake many people make is treating weight loss as a mountain needing to be climbed – that is to say an enormous task which is going to require lots of effort. But it needn’t be that way. A more realistic way of looking at it is that it’s a path simply needing to be followed, which you are already on!

It’s true that losing weight is not always easy, but that’s mainly because we find it hard to break the day to day eating habits that seem to serve us so well. But do they really??? A change in mindset is often all that’s needed to gently ease us in the direction of healthy living, allowing us to effortlessly substitute the foods that do us no good for the ones that nourish us, and provide the body with what it really needs to function properly and feel good.

Instead of focusing on how many calories you are consuming, try focusing on how you are feeling. Forget about the goals you have to reach and what it’s going to take to get there, and instead look inwards and examine how you feel, right now in this very moment.

When you feel hungry, you know it’s time to eat. But instead of eating from an emotional point of view (i.e. eating something to give you a short time high) stop and think about what is best for your body. Whatever choice you make, good or bad, when you are eating try to be present and aware of how you feel…before, during and after every mouthful. You should find that by paying more attention to the eating process, it will become easier to control what you consume and why.

Eating healthy, nutritious food eliminates the extreme highs and lows associated with food high in sugar, salt and saturated fat. It also eliminates negative feelings of guilt and hopelessness, and instead gives you a sense of strength, self-empowerment and confidence.

The more you try to live in the present moment and be aware of your eating habits, the easier it is to maintain a good diet and continue along the path to becoming a healthier, happier you.

Learn to love your body! Give it the nutrition it needs. And let the rest follow.

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