6 Reasons Why Your Diet / Weight Loss Programme Is Not As Effective…

Why is it that when some people don’t even try to be fit and they are perfectly healthy.

If you are someone who wants to lose weight, be healthy and fit at the same time but can’t seem to figure out why nothing is working out then click on read more right away…

This post is NOT about losing weight in an unhealthy way. To be honest counting calories doesn’t help at all. Speaking from experience!
1)    First of all don’t call it a Diet. I think this word leads to a lot of negativity. As soon as we think of the word diet we start thinking about the bitter tastes of green juices, eating food that doesn’t even taste good but we still pretend it does and a LOT of self-control.

Dieting is not about throwing away carbs and calories. It is about balancing all the types of nutrients. You can still eat carbs BUT in moderation. Don’t deprive yourself from certain nutrients. Believe it or not but healthy fats and carbs actually exist.

2)    If you are going to lock away certain foods somewhere you can’t reach just so you don’t get the craves… the chances are you will get the cravings even more. Because if you deprive yourself from something your body will naturally react to it and you will end up eating the junk food even more than before.

What you can do is to learn to buy or cook food that can imitate the food you are trying to avoid. For example, if you REALLY like chocolate, go to your local health store and find organic chocolate. The sweeteners used in them are organic like honey or maple syrup. And trust me some of them are as good as Cadbury.
I eat dates to stop the sugar-y cravings 🙂 They are actually good.
So all you have to do is find the healthy food that imitates the taste of junk food. Simple as that!

3)    Stop obsessing and stressing over losing weight. And especially stop the negative thoughts. The difference between the people who try a lot but don’t get results and the people who do nothing but are healthy is they do not take as much stress.

Negative thoughts such as comparing yourself with  someone (like those skinny models on magazine covers) and blaming yourself everyday for not being healthy are not going to make you any healthier. In fact it is better you do nothing than have these negative thoughts. Read my nerd fact below and I will prove it!

Nerd Fact: In a recent book I was reading, it stated that whenever we have a thought, it sparks an impulse from neuron to neuron so it can spread out. This “spreading out” causes a pattern of understanding and action. However if we have negative thoughts, a chemical cortisone is released. It blocks the way between neurons preventing the impulses to spread out. Ultimately causing you to feel more miserable and lazy and hence being unhealthy.

BUT if you have positive thoughts, our brain releases a chemical called serotonin which is what I call the nerd-hormone because it makes you smarter and more creative. This chemical makes a way for the impulses to spread and expand. It makes you feel happier about yourself and more active and hence resulting in well-being.
See, science can be explained without the big words that I can’t even pronounce.

Learn How to use Comparisons for growth instead of feeling inferior.

4)    Do NOT eat food at least 2 hours before going to bed. Actually it is stated in Ayurveda (Ancient Indian Medical System) that you shouldn’t eat food once it gets dark because the Sun is a big factor when it comes to digesting food. I am not going into those details because I do not want this post to be 2 pages long but you can Google it.
When it gets dark, the Sun isn’t there to digest our food properly and so it can’t metabolize all the food. And the food that haven’t been digested turns into Ama (toxins). Ama is the cause of many diseases and makes you feel lazier. When did you feel that lately?

You can eat your dinner anytime before 7 p.m. at the latest avoiding fatty, sugar-y foods and red meat. This will digest your food before you go to bed, thus improving the quality of your sleep, enabling your body to focus on cellular repair and renewal during the night rather than working hard on digesting the food. I am definitely not telling you to starve yourself. If you get hungry you can eat a small fruit or drink some fruit juice.

This eating pattern is especially good if you are trying to lose weight and to get clearer / flawless skin. This also helps if you have insomnia.

5)    The size of each of your meals and the number of meals you eat in a day are also very important. Click HERE for more info on this. This stuff is seriously important.

6)    LOVE your body. When I say this, people think that if they start loving their body then that means they will just have to be happy with their type of body and that they will never change.
That is not true! Loving your body is the first step towards change in fact. If you think loving your body will only end up in being stuck with it then you are wrong.

That’s how my mentality was as well until I had some experiences and learnt my lessons.
As I explained in my “nerd fact above” this will release the positiveness causing physical changes in your body to occur. It will bring opportunities in your life and make you feel much more energized. 

When I had acne, I used to hate my skin and curse it every time I looked at myself in the mirror resulting in more acne. But then I woke up one day and realized I didn’t deserve all that curse and I was being much more harsh on myself than anyone else. It’s like I was bullying myself and didn’t realise how worse it had gotten. So I woke up and literally started saying positive words for my skin. I even went out without makeup which was a pretty HUGE step considering the fact that I NEVER used to leave house without makeup. I started saying positive affirmations and expressing gratitude every single day. I reassured myself that these acne spots are not going to define who and what I am.

So when I started loving my skin for what it is that is when I saw and felt the change. That was a turning point in my life!

If you want to know more about this I really recommend reading Louise Hay’s book Heal Your Body. If she healed herself from cancer, you can heal yourself from anything! 

Your body is the greatest gift from God. Treat it like a temple where you soul resides Smile
Let me know if you have any of your own tips…
Take Care.

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