| Proper Nutrition
Dieting and eating healthy do go hand in hand. Our
bodies require proper nutrition in order to stay healthy, and have
necessary energy. This is especially true when attempting to lose
Diet is a four letter word. It is almost a recipe
for failure. When people fail at dieting, they become discouraged, and
begin wondering why they should bother. They have a good point. Why
bother to deprive yourself of things that you like? Why go to bed
hungry every night? Why exercise until you feel like you are training
for a marathon. All of this work only to end up being labeled as a
failure. How awful. Bu it does not need to be this way. You can eat
what you like and still lose weight.
There is much to be said about moderation and sensible choices.
First of all, remind yourself that you are in charge. Now that you feel
a little bit of power, how would you like to use it? That power will
allow you to lose weight and become healthy. But you must decide that
you really want it, and are willing to make some changes.
You must get in touch with your true hunger. Maybe you think this sounds silly, but many people eat for the wrong reasons.
Boredom, stress and poor self esteem are just a few of these reasons.
Before you put something into your mouth, ask yourself "am I hungry, or
am I avoiding some other feeling"?
It is a fact, that the more you eat, the more
likely you are to gain weight, and become less healthy. However, there
is a loophole. Think about it, did you ever hear of anyone becoming
overweight by eating too many carrots? Carrot cake perhaps, but not
carrots. There are many foods that you may eat all day long and not
only will you not gain weight, if this is a new experience for you, you
will probably lose. Vegetables are perfect for filling you up without
adding fat and carrots. Eat all of the fresh uncooked vegetables that
Limit the amount of meat that you eat. This is
especially true of red meat. You must also limit alcohol and sugar
consumption. Think about the natural sweetness of so many fruits which are available to us
everyday. Learn to love them. Make them a regular on your dessert menu.
Occasionally even have a fattening dessert, or a cocktail. Just
remember, this must be very limited. But, if you know that it is not
gone from your life forever, it will probably help you to stick with
your dieting and healthy eating routine.
Be sure to get enough exercise, and make sure to
make it fun. If you are truly having a good time, you will probably
want to continue the experience and often.
Remember to love yourself, and that this is a gift
to you and the people that love you. You can be successful, and will