Perhaps the most painful word to swallow when it comes to the issue of losing weight and being fit is the word “discipline.” It takes a lot of that to really get your body into shape. If your goal to lose weight to be skinny, then you are doing it wrong. You must know that you must lose unnecessary weight to be healthy. It is best to have the right mind and attitude towards it to be able to achieve it.
A healthy mind leads to a healthy body. Here are things on how you could establish a good mindset before you go on and subscribe to a weight loss and diet plan.
Avoid Fashion Magazines: This may sound silly but the media has sometimes the wrong idea of healthy and beautiful. Magazines are used Photoshop to make their models look good but the problem is they don’t look real. Stay away from anything that only promotes insecurity to your body.
Accept Your Body’s Shape: We are not all born skinny and sometimes, there are people who are voluptuous and them losing weight the wrong way would not make them look healthy. Always consult your doctor what is the right weight you should achieve and it usually depends on your age and height.
Get Rid of Junk Foods: This might be hard if you are a real junk food addict. You may think that occasional chips with MSG wouldn’t hurt you at all, but the truth is that the toxic from those chips only builds up over time. Aside from the fact that junk foods don’t contribute anything to lose weight, but it would also jeopardize your health in the long run. So throw them out of your cupboard now if you must. Out of sight, out of mind.
Surround Yourself with Healthy People: You know the saying, “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are?” This pretty much drives the point. The reason why you need to surround your life with people, who are health conscious, is because they would be able to motivate and inspire you to do the same. If you hang out with people who does smoke and do drugs, you are pretty much close to doing the same thing. It is best to be wise and choose your company.
Meditate: Lots of studies are out there saying great things about meditation and its effect on keeping the mind and body healthy. If you would notice, it is very rare that you would get to see an overweight monk. Meditation is one of the reasons why. This practice can even improve the health in general so take a time to silence your mind and take a deep breath as you meditate.
Don’t get too hasty in signing up for diet plan when you don’t have the right mind just yet because you will just end up procrastinating and unmotivated. Try these 5 simple ways to achieve a healthy mind for at least 3 to 4 weeks and then proceed on a weight loss plan.