People often experience a moment of epiphany before they decide to shed weight. This realisation can come in many forms; seeing their own reflection and realising they do not like the things they see, feeling horrified when asked if they’d want to try on the next size, or having a health scare that propels them in to the direction of healthy eating. For me, it was a horrible bout of gastroenteritis that motivated me into making changes to my lifestyle.
After my family and that i ate in a restaurant, I had the unpleasant knowledge of catching gastroenteritis. The food was improperly prepared. I had been always careful with my hand washing, even to the point that no family caught the bug once i did. But at the time, our family was not cooking too often and a lot of our diet consisted of fast food and frozen meals.
This unfortunate incident left me feeling physically weak and emotional too. I felt angry at the one who had made me sick, but at the same time, I felt angry at myself. I knew i had put my health into someone else’s hands; that it had been my choice to live the way that I used to be. Which is when my epiphany came. I told myself, “No Longer”. Should I dreamed of being in command of my health, I must be in charge of the things i ate. Which is when my healthy eating and active lifestyle began.
I never planned to lose Source; the load just came off gradually. I never went on diets, I never did vigorous levels of exercise, I never sought help from anyone. I did it all by myself. I simply made better options for my body and much better choices for our family.
Instead of only eating once i experience hunger, Now i ensure that our family always eats 3 daily meals, spread at appropriate times. I ensure that we’re eating a healthy diet, always reflecting back on whether we’ve eaten enough fruit on that day or consumed enough dairy. I really do not count every single calorie or restrict myself with specific figures, having said that i use good sense to know whether we’ve eaten healthy enough.
In my opinion it’s about creating small changes; every tiny bit counts. For instance, in case you have cravings for any chocolate bar, eat some fruit instead. Don’t stress about eating all various kinds of fruit, focus on the ones you love eating. It’s preferable to make realistic changes, rather than to push yourself too difficult.
It’s extremely important to drink LOTS of water. I seldom drink soft drink, cordial, tea or coffee. I haven’t drank alcohol in five years. I think that water is the best thing for you, so have lots of it.
Fast food was previously our saviour, however we simply see it being a convenience. Instead of counting on somebody else to prepare to suit your needs, MEAL PLAN. Plan your dinners per week ahead of time, which means you know in advance what’s for lunch. You iwbusl the anxiety of cooking, but concurrently, may have a wholesome meal at least once a day.
Don’t let exercise feel like a chore. Take part in physical exercise that gets you moving but lets you have some fun at the same time. I employed to dislike sport, but my partner introduced me to his love for Badminton and now our family goes each week, sometimes even 3 times. We even take the children for the park to get a play as well as a run around, to get their hearts pumping. Keep in mind it doesn’t even need to be planned exercise; it may be parking further so you have to walk more, or using the stairs instead of the elevator. Accomplish whatever fits into your life.