Is Your Health Simply A Number on the Scale?
Dieting vs Living A Healthy Lifestyle
The proof is always in the pudding. Studies show that when your focus is only on what the scale reads, you are likely to fail.
- Commit to a healthy lifestyle, not quick fixes, fad diets and miracle pills.
- Find an accountability partner. Bluntly stated, “power in numbers.” I’ll write more on this topic in another post.
- You may be more likely to complete something you schedule. Write a plan and work your plan.
Notice, small but specific changes not hire a personal trainer (Worth it if you can afford it) and take on an advanced workout program.
A Short Story
Last summer when I lost almost 30 lbs and cut 3 to 4 inches off my waist, I mostly did outdoor training. I did attend a local gym but I was not dependent upon the gym.
Allow me to remind you that quality exercise is only half the battle.
I also adjusted my eating habits but not by starving myself with some crash diet. Because of my increase in intense exercise my metabolism shot through the roof.
As a result, it required me to eat more meals. I was eating more and still losing body fat.
Lessons to remember
- What works for me will not always work for you.
- Everyone has different specific needs.
- Holistic approach; exercise, nutrition, sleep
Let’s focus on lifelong fitness, forget about what Hollywood stars are doing, and don’t be mislead by vain promises.
If you desire real change in your life, embrace the process and refocus your vision.
Stop looking to the scale.
What might your life look like if you simply shifted your focus?
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