Good health starts in your brain, not on your plate. To achieve lasting weight loss success try not to put so much focus on the food that will boost fat burn and workouts for a flat belly, rather focus on building healthy habits. Start with incorporating simple changes into your life. That way you won’t get overwhelmed. Once you’ve built enough healthy habits, your weight loss will take care of itself. Remember that first step on the road to lasting weight loss is organizing your mind for change.
“Don’t be afraid to change…You may lose something good, but you may gain something better. Photoshop your life; touch up the edges, adjust the tones, blur out the background, focus on you, and crop people out. Thank the people that walked in to your life and made it better. And give thanks to the ones who walked out and made it amazing.”
Struggle is not a sign of weaknessa or incompetence. It is actually essential for progress. Therefore, embrace it as an opportunity for learning and growth. If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Mindful eating doesn’t mean deprivation and it’s not a diet. It means being more aware of your eating habits. It means taking the time to savor and enjoy your food. If you eat slowly, you are more likely to notice when you are full, you’ll chew each bite slower and longer and that leads to better digestion, too.
Did you know? Studies show that by eating slower, you’ll consume fever calories. Why? Because it takes about 20 minutes for our brains to register that we’re full. By eating slowly you can lose 20 pounds a year without doing anything different however, if you’re trying to lose weight, I recommend you eat healthy foods,
Remeber, learning to eat well is more of a marathon than a sprint. Take baby steps!
Fresh air does you body, mind and soul lots of good! It’s strengthens your immune system, cleans your lungs, improves your blood pressure and heart rate, it’s also good for digestion because it helps you to digest food more effectively and gives you energy. Fresh air will leave you feeling more refreshed and relaxed.
If you are spending most of your time inside, try to get at least 20 minutes of fresh air every day. Fresh air is vital to health and provides you with a steady supply of oxygen which revitalizes you mind and body.
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Losing weight and maintaining it is a physical and mental process. That’s why it’s so important to look at the way we think about food and exercise. If you think of fitness as part of your life, like brushing your teeth in the morning, you’ll make changes that result in long-term weight loss. The process of losing weight requires a healthy diet and an active lifestyle as well as patience, focus and commitment.
I’ve learned that the best way to get rid of your bad habits and create healthier ones is making small changes in your diet and lifestyle. You’ll be much more successful at changing them if you take baby steps. Therefore, try to gradually incorporate healthy habits by adding one new healthy food to your diet each week. Remember, changing everything at once usually leads to giving up. Healthy eating is not about strict limitations and deprivation. Rather, it’s about feeling good, having more energy and staying healthy. Every healthy food choice you make counts!
Does abdominal exercise burn stomach fat? “Strengthening exercises do just that: strengthen, not burn fat. So, unfortunately performing exercises that target your abdominal muscles do not burn stomach fat. Only cardiovascular exercise, in combination with a healthy diet, does that.”
When your abs are strong, they create a force to stabilize your back, which can prevent injury. A strong core is the center of power!
“…my body gives me the opportunity to demonstrate grace, to make peace with imperfection every time I see myself in the mirror.” – Sauna Niequist
Today’s task: During the exercise think about how you feel. Relaxed? Strong? Invigorated? Energized? Pampered? Exhausted? Sick?
Don’t feel silly about spending time on yourself. Have in mind that It’s important to listen to your body. If you know your body better, you’re more likely to recognize the signs when something isn’t right. “Physical signs and symptoms are ways your body tries to alert you to deeper imbalances.”