Are you like most people today, concerned about your health and well being and want to shed some unwanted pounds? Our intention is to lose weight and rid ourselves of the unwanted pounds we are carrying but intentions don’t create weight loss and in some cases our good intentions can even cause us to gain more weight. Losing weight takes lots of self-discipline and is going to mean a life changing decision to modify the way we view food and exercise in our lives.
This self-discipline is going to involve some pain and discomfort. It is inevitable. The challenge with the inner self over the right way of acting, thinking and behaving is one of the most difficult battles we face in life. As we stop and remember that the short term pain that is involved in changing our lifestyle might be difficult, we do control it and can make choices to ease the pain.
The opposite of course is true if we don’t accept the challenge to change our lifestyle and eating habits. The potential for long-term pain and illness that we have no control over is very significant. Making the decision to change a few things in your diet and lifestyle need not be as stressful as you may think it is. Diets and weight loss programs today are not the same as they used to be in the past when weight loss was about denying yourself just about everything that tasted good for the sake of achieving little if any long term benefit.
Most weight loss programs that have proven results rely on lifestyle and food choice modification rather than diet change. These plans encourage limited dietary and lifestyle modifications that focus on what you can eat rather than what you can’t eat. They rarely restrict any foods, but show a better way of eating the foods you love. The modifications to diet they suggest provide long-term solutions that are achievable and leave you feeling empowered as you see the weigh loss happening, often very quickly.
Remember, self-discipline is the key, it is the answer to achieve weight loss and control your eating habits. There are no shortcuts, no tricks or lifestyle hacks. Like everything else in life, it takes hard work and discipline to be successful. If it were easy, everyone would be healthy, right?