Are you tired of constantly dieting and not getting any results? I hope you are sitting down when you read this BUT You need to stop the diet today to be healthier and happier.
The word ‘diet’ has become synonymous with losing weight and we obsess about how much we weigh and what we can and can’t eat. This can be so detrimental to our health and well-being because most of the fad diets out there are just that – FADS! They aren’t realistic ways to be healthy. They are almost impossible to stick to because they are so restrictive that we end up existing on lettuce leaves for three days then breaking out and binging.
That is no way to live and no way to be healthy, fit and fabulous.
If you aren’t happy with your weight then you can do something about it and you should. In fact if you read my post ‘Why You Need to Know what Your Healthy Weight Range is‘ you will know that it is important to keep our weight under control. However, short term fixes aren’t the answer. Sure it will take time and commitment but your overall health is important to living a happier life.
Taking a holistic approach to health and wellbeing includes being healthy in body, mind and spirit.
3 reasons to stop dieting
Fad diets are bad for your health – most of the time these so called ‘Quick Loss’ Diets are not nutritionally sound and are definitely not healthy long term.
They are unrealistic , you only last a short time before falling off track and then beating yourself up about it. You have heard the term ‘yo-yo dieting’? On and off a diet constantly when if you make healthier food choices more often than not you will avoid the terrible mood swings, make progress and feel so much better.
Dieting can make you feel miserable – If you lapse and binge you feel as if you have failed. Following a general healthier lifestyle and making it a lifestyle not a short term goal is much better for your mental well being.
The alternative? Yes you can lose weight and maintain a healthy weight range AND BE HAPPY by:
Eating a well balanced diet with a range of nutritious food FROM ALL FOOD GROUPS. Here are some suggestions for making healthier choices. Healthy Recipe Substitutions
Regular exercise – Just 30 minutes of exercise that you enjoy. Brisk walking daily is a great way to start but there are so many ways to exercise and have fun. Cycling, swimming, yoga, dancing. What do you enjoy?
Time for meditation and reflection – being mentally strong will keep you focused on your goal. So taking time each day to be quiet, meditate, set your intention for the day will help. Reflecting on your day each evening also helps you. If you have had a bad day, accept it – tomorrow will be better.