“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Anonymous
Recent statistics claim that diets aren’t working, according to the NBC “Today Show.”
I say: Baloney! And here’s why:
The “experts” need to redefine “healthy eating” because what’s healthy for some isn’t healthy for others – especially for those who are highly carb sensitive – like me and maybe like you, too.
If you really listen to the medical media spout their mostly outdated diet dogma, the majority of them tout the same old – same old, which never worked for me and obviously isn’t working for you or any of the overweight people across our nation, either.
You should no longer think of it as a “diet,” but as the way you have to live from now on. And, it’s easier than you think.
To change your lifestyle, you have to be in it for the long haul to win it. First, you have to begin to change your mind.
And please stop blaming race, socio-economic issues and the economy for the way you eat. You are the only one putting food into your mouth. No one else is doing it to you . . .
By making better food choices and adding a few, simple changes, like, picking a healthy, effective eating plan – or as we used to call it back in the day – a “diet,” and by exercising portion control, and adding daily cardio into the mix, you’ll be much healthier for it.
But you really gotta wanna, and no one can wanna for you – but you . . . and it has to be something personal. Something that’s truly meaningful to you, like, you’re sick of hauling yourself around. And, believe me, I speak from past experience.
Learn to meditate – If you think you can do this alone, think again. Daily positive self-talk works wonders, but there’s nothing like daily meditation for reinforcing your resolve.
Set daily and weekly weight and fitness goals. But be sure to weigh every day and keep a record of it in your fitness journal. You do have one, don’t you? How else will you know where you’re going if you don’t keep a daily health and fitness journal? It’s your roadmap to success. Use your daily numbers to motivate yourself.
Define your diet. As you lose weight, you should feel satisfied and energized, no longer hungry, sloppy and sluggish. If you do, you’re not on the right diet for you.
When you fall off your diet, health and fitness wagon, forgive yourself, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and begin again – right where you are – at your very NEXT meal. Stop beating yourself up and obsessing over it.
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