Many people associate the process of losing weight with taking on a challenge. But it really isn’t as difficult as it may seem. It is all a matter of perspective. If you realize that what you do has an incredible influence on your health and appearance, you will be able to take charge of your life more fully. You will appreciate the fact that you – and no one else – have the power to change your reality. YOU create your life. If you finally understand that you are actually in control – you will be able to achieve any goal you set your mind to. Here are 3 ways to get you to take the reins.

1. Change your mindset

Changing your mindset is the most crucial part of the process. Only by altering your thinking can you effectively alter your doing. You will achieve nothing by being miserable and unhappy, and unfortunately, these are usually the emotions we associate with restriction. That’s why you need to stop thinking about it a a “diet” right now. Surprised we’re telling you this?

Dieting as it is usually defined is harmful. A healthy lifestyle, on the other hand – this is the best thing that you can do for yourself. What does healthy lifestyle entail? Eating exciting, colorful, vibrant meals. Taking care of your body by finding activities that you love doing. Making better choices for yourself. Finding a balance. Being happy, healthy and satisfied. Change your mindset, be more positive, and everything else will follow.   

2. Clean up

You wouldn’t believe what a difference can a good, throughout cleaning-up do. What does a cleaning up involve?

  • First and foremost, it involves ‘cleaning’ your mind of all the harmful dieting theories you’ve been holding onto. No more fasting, followed by binging. No more skipping meals. No more Draconian diets. No more exhausting, long workout sessions that make you feel drained and powerless. No more weight-loss pills. No more tiny portions that make you cringe when looking at your plate.
  • Next, it’s time to clean up your house. Be honest with yourself – why do you always end up eating out instead of cooking at home? Do you really lack time, or do you just lack a good plan and a shopping list of pantry essentials? Here’s a foolproof plan to give up take-out and start eating wholesome, amazing, home-made meals. Clean out your kitchen cabinets and get rid of any ‘triggers’ – chocolate bars, store-bought cookies, chips, candies, etc. Replace them with healthy snacks you can have on the go or between meals: roasted nuts and seeds, portioned cauliflower, cucumber and red pepper, hummus, Greek yogurt… The possibilities are endless. Think about it this way: Eat more foods without labels and you’ll be fine. Prepare a weekly meal plan, stock your fridge with the products you need to cook, and have fun in your kitchen! If you need some inspiration, have a look at our recipe page here.

3. Instead of excuses, look for solutions

Finding excuses to skip exercising is so easy. It’s too cold. It’s too hot. It’s raining. It’s too late. It’s too early. But you know what? Just put on your shoes. It really helps. It is also true that you can find ways to be active despite all of your excuses. Do you need to be an athlete to be able to say you are living a healthy lifestyle? Absolutely not! Do you realize how many different things you can do to keep fit? There has to be something right up your alley: Running. Skating. Dancing. Football. Racquetball. Hiking. Even walking your dog counts! Anything you do – if it doesn’t involve a couch and a bag of Doritos – is good for you. So just get in the zone and move your body!   

About Total HealthcareMD – Cary weight loss clinic

We are very passionate about helping people be the best versions of themselves. We know that it doesn’t take a revolution to change a person’s life for the better, and we want to share this approach with anyone trying to lose weight. If you don’t feel like eating kale for the rest of your life, give us a try. We guarantee you an enjoyable journey and great results. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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