If you have decided that it is time to take up a new, healthy lifestyle, then that’s great. Choosing to do this and get started is one of the toughest parts of the process, so it’s fantastic that you have taken this step. However, the next thing that you need to do is stick to it! This is easier said than done, so here are three tips for staying consistent with lifestyle changes. Be Mindful of What You’re Eating One thing you must do to stick to lifestyle changes is to watch what types of foods you eat. Most people do not like to do this, and at times it can become obsessive, so watch out for signs with this and seek help if needed. But, you need to watch what you’re putting into your body, especially if you are following a specific diet. For example, you need to know what foods to avoid on keto if you adopted this lifestyle specifically, and the same goes for any other disciplined eating plan. There is always going to be a list of forbidden foods, and you must know what they are if you want the best (and healthiest) results. If you aren’t following… View Post
Your wellbeing will fluctuate throughout your life, but you do not have to shrug your shoulders and learn to settle for a standard of health which is sub-par. There are always improvements that can be made to your lifestyle. As a result, there are always improvements that can be made to your wellbeing, even if your physical state and your mental state can both be unpredictable, at times. The best way to keep physically and emotionally balanced is to take care of ourselves. Let’s look at some ways in which you could start leading a balanced and fulfilling life. Picture Source Maintain a filling yet nutritious diet. Make sure you maintain a filling yet nutritious diet if you want to lead a balanced and fulfilling life. Fad diets will not benefit your long-term wellbeing. Restricting your eating habits might help you to lose weight quickly, but that’s not necessarily healthy. Instead of directly reducing your overall food consumption, you should lower your consumption of unhealthy, processed foods and increase your intake of healthy foods. You might already have a filling diet; it might just not be as nutritious as possible. To keep your dietary plan balanced, then, you should find ways… View Post
Crash dieting used to feel like my full-time job. Every time I tried to give notice, the insecurity over not trusting myself enough around food stopped me. It felt familiar. Crash dieting was second nature. And so was my self-doubt and dissatisfaction with my body. I tried every crash diet, pill, potion, cleanse whathaveyou over the nearly two decades of my toxic relationship with food and my body. So, I tried something radical (for me): I simply quit crash dieting. What do I consider ‘crash dieting’? Anything extreme – as in the polar opposite of whatever way a person may have been eating – and with strict parameters (i.e. cayenne pepper, maple syrup, and lemon ‘cleanses’; celebrity juice diets, ‘detox’ pills/shakes, etc.). I’ve worked with clients who would rage over not losing weight fast enough when they lived on celery juice Monday through Friday — and then drank bottomless glasses of merlot and the brunch buffet all weekend long. There is no need to do all of that black and white restrictive crap, and it is the one way I would say you will likely not keep the weight off if you continue your relationship with food in this way.… View Post
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