Dieting is of course very popular worldwide and is encouraged throughout society. Everyone wants to look good. So what is the most difficult problem about dieting? Well, of course it's the fact that you need to restrict, restrict, and restrict! It takes courage, effort, sacrifice, and commitment to actually succeed at dieting.
Many people make the mistake of creating excuses as to why they just couldn't start the diet that very day. I'd say that if you plan on starting a diet on a certain day, then you should go for it and stay mentally focused and committed especially with the New Year's resolutions coming up when everybody is focused on making positive changes. People that make excuses almost always never actually get started on their healthy lifestyle journey. I think it is best to call it a lifestyle change because that is what it takes to be sustainable. If you just focus on the word diet, sometimes the word can seem unsettling causing you to give up on it in no time.
So, what do you need to do to get started?
- You need to make realistic goals and not go over the top with expectations. Remember that slow and steady wins the race, especially in this type of case.
- Exercise for thirty to forty minutes a day for the best results. You can't expect to lose weight by only working out for ten minutes or by simply being a lazy couch potato. Exercising plays a very large part in losing weight and is very beneficial to your overall body image.
- Your meals play a part in your diet as well. Choose to eat clean and increase your intake of vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts. Try to stay away from foods and drinks that are high in calories and sugars. Food and drink that are high in calories or sugar will surely taste good but can be very draining and damaging to your overall health.
- And don't forget your 8 glasses of water a day. Your body is made up of 70% water. You need it for vital organs to function. Commit in 2019 to drink at least 6 glasses a day.
To maintain a positive self image requires focus and discipline. Take each step on your journey with a day by day approach. Don't focus on next week until you accomplish what you need to do this week. Remember to stay focused, be determined and remain steady on this new lifestyle of living.