While it’s the last stroke of the hammer then finally breaks a stone, it is foolish to think that the first stroke didn’t matter. Similarly, weight loss is the result of continuous and consistent effort.
It’s common to start a new diet with a spurt of vigor but lose motivation halfway. Keeping weight off isn't simply a matter of what you eat or how much you exercise. Your mindset matters too.
With few simple lifestyle changes, you can regain vitality and boost energy levels. Make simple daily changes and with time they will make the biggest difference to your health and wellness.
Eat small meals- six to eight meals per day, which include three major meals and three fillers (it can be fruits, nuts,buttermilk).
Eat slowly and chew each and every morsel of your food.
Maintain a small log book of what you eat.
Sleep well- atleast six to seven hours a day.
Learn the art of keeping calm.
Maintain a balanced diet – the Indian thali embodies a balanced diet – roti, dal,vegetable and curd are the right combination of carbs, protein and fats.
Eat small portions.
Be on the move
A 45 minute walk on the promenade will let you experience so much - a dash of drizzle, gust of fresh air, volumes of exhilaration! Just wear your walking shoes and start moving today! Do not wait for tomorrow, cardio exercise has its own benefits that keep you fit and help you live longer.
Stay in an inspiring environment
Mingle with enthusiastic, positive people and stay away from negative people. Healthy lifestyle is much more than eating and exercising. It’s a mind game- controlling your mind is very important as it is the mind that controls your body.
Change your present mindsets
Why do some people seem to lose weight easily while others fail year after year?
Is it genetics? Money? Willpower? While it’s true these may play a small part, there’s something else that has a much larger role. It’s their mindset. And yours may be holding you back.
What is mindset? Mindset is a belief about yourself and your most basic qualities. In other words, your mindset is like a muscle: the more you use it to both learn and focus on positive thoughts, the stronger it becomes.
"I have bad genes, there’s no way I can lose that much weight."
"No excuses this time … I’m getting started."
“What if I fail?”
“If I fail, it’s okay. Great accomplishments don’t happen without risk.”
"I don’t have the willpower to stick with a healthy diet.”
"Forget diets. I’ll take it slow and making eating healthy a lifestyle.”