Making a shift in our daily habits
I am not an expert on obesity, however I do know, that when it comes to losing weight, we are as unique as our thumbprints.
We are consistently bombarded with the "eat this, not that" mentality to losing weight, which does have merit, however there is a huge component missing.
That component is the ability to change habits. If we want lasting results, we have to change our habits.
Once we are given the "right" information for how we should eat to lose weight, how do we make the changes to actually make it a regular occurring habit?
I have come up with two thought provoking ideas to help you initiate some healthy changes into your daily routine so the path to losing weight becomes a little easier.
My ideas have to do with longing and discontent.
It can be extremely helpful to get a really clear picture of what you long for and what you are discontented with, as it pertains to your health.
So my recommendation to you is to make a list and to use that list as a road map to help you to stay focused on your desired destination.
Your first list should consist of all that you long for (as it pertains to your health).
My desires for my health are…..
You're going to want to get real specific here. You may want to answer things like, how do you want to feel each morning when you first wake up, or how many pounds do you want to lose by next month, or do you want to lose those relentless cravings, etc.?
Your second list can consist of all the things that bring you a feeling of discontent (as it pertains to your health).
My frustrations with my health are…
Get specific here as well. Are you feeling really tired throughout the day? Has your weight gone up and down for the last year and a half? Do you find that you don't have anytime to cook healthy meals?
These lists can act as a compass charting your path of actions throughout your day.
You can ask yourself, what can I do to further my desired state of health and what can I do to avoid "feeding" the discontent that I have regarding my health?
Pick one or two things to work on for at least two weeks.
Keep an eye on the prize...what you long for. Plan action steps to make it happen, all the while focusing on the end result.
Keeping this list handy can remind you of the necessary habit changes that you must instill in order for you to get to where you long to be.
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