With the constant reminder from modern societies that people need to be thinner to be beautiful, one can’t fail to wonder how it is possible to lose weight permanently. Indeed, while it seems easier to find effective diets, it seems a lot harder to keep the weight off durably.
After all, intermittent fasting, crash diets and even the Atkin diet - and many others that are not named here - have one thing in common: They are impossible to hold for a long term achievement. Most people, inevitably, grow a little tired of their deprivations and sometimes of the food supplements.
Is it the price to pay to be accepted as beautiful by the rest of the world?
No, of course, it isn’t. Getting fit is different from losing weight, and the difference is what makes the one permanent and the other temporary. Getting fit implies a radical change of lifestyle for the best. And it’s a lot easier than you think!
Here are the three things that people who stay fit and slim have in common.
They Start A Fitness Activity
You can’t keep the weight off if you don’t develop a regular fitness activity. What you choose to do depends on of your taste and your fitness level, but whether you decide to walk, to run, or to start kickboxing lessons, the advice is the same: You can only achieve results if you genuinely stick to it.
This is exactly why it’s important to listen to yourself, instead of following the current trends. For instance, most people like to cultivate a jogging spirit: Running is trendy and highly regarded. But to stick with running, you will first need to have an interest in the activity. In short, if running isn’t your thing, don’t just decide to start with it to go with the flow. Find an activity that excites you.
They Change Their Eating Habits
There is a big gap between dieting and changing your eating habits. Staying fit and in good shape is not about dieting, as you would have already guessed. It’s about understanding which food is good for your body and staying away from the ones that aren’t.
This means consuming more vegetables and fruits, more healthy proteins and fibers, and naturally drinking sufficient water. At the same time, while you stay away from processed foods, you start developing new cooking style: Rock frying pans with their high-quality heat distribution and non-stick coat are ideal to limit fat in your preparations, food processors and blenders are perfect for all smoothies and healthy soups, etc.
They Learn Discipline
It’s difficult to start walking on the fitness path. So, you will need to develop of sense for what is good until your mind gets a natural feeling for it. Most people like to fill a sort of fitness journal where they can keep track of their eating and exercising habits.
This does not only allow them to monitor their day-to-day progress but, this rapidly develops a new relationship with the body too. You can see the impacts of healthy food on your energy and your weight, and measure the strength that your body is building with it.
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