Mind Over Matter – Fat Loss

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Dieters, Merry Christmas Once Again!


You’ve made it to another year’s end, yeah it’s Christmas! Merry Christmas to all. As the Christmas season draws to an end most folks resolution is to attempt to start out the new year on a diet to lose weight, sadly most of us will fall off our goal and be back in our old habits before January is even over with; Folks it’s a 80% failure rate when it comes to sticking with a new year’s weight loss plan of dieting and exercising for the new year. Don’t be one of the statistic when you have a choice not to be! You can do it, 90% of success is willpower.


A new year can bring a new you if you are mentally determined, plus think how good you will look and feel in the end. You just have to find a way to stay interested and motivated when it comes to getting in the best shape of your life. Don’t think of being healthy as just something you want to attempt to do or just because it will make you look good and feel better for a little while. No, think of it as a lifestyle that you can’t live without because it is the only way to live. With that mindset you will succeed. So if you smoke cigarettes, drink, do drugs and party way too much you will have to make a change for the better; those are going to be things that will definitely cause you to fail at becoming healthy and constantly being in shape. I’m not saying you can’t go out and have a drink and enjoy yourself occasionally, but it certainly can’t be a way of life for you and yet you expect to be in great shape physically. That won’t work buddy!


In my years of working out I’ve personally seen very few individuals who can put on such a show constantly engaging in an unhealthy lifestyle, and yet they are still really successful in the gym. Most of those kind of individuals will work out at the gym or wherever for a while and then they kind of just fade away from the gym and working out scene after a while; the 2 behaviors just don’t mix well together long term. Again, not many folk hitting the rec center can be heavily into unhealthy lifestyle and stay in the best shape of their life, and if you are one of those people that can pull this off it won’t be a long term thing for you. Something has got to give, either you are going to be in great shape and party little, or you are just going to party a whole lot and be in usually fairly to poor physical shape regardless of the outward appearance. You might be skinny or lean for the moment, but that does not necessarily mean that you are in good shape, or the best shape of your life.Think about it, you have to get in the right frame of mind to get in shape and get healthy. We will cover getting in the right mindset for weight loss.


It is true that some of us, when we want to lose weight, we often spend too much time thinking about how to lose weight and what we can and can’t eat, which, is of course, thinking about eating; and if we are thinking about it constantly then we end up eating. There is no doubt that if all we do is think about food, we will gain weight rapidly and enter that terrible cycle of comfort and end another diet badly once again. The biggest problem we have is that when we think about food we think about those types of food which brings us most comfort, burgers, pizza’s ice cream not many of which we would consider in a diet for quick weight loss.


We need to change the way we think, the best weight loss diet will not be just about food it will be about a healthy lifestyle. Very few will tell us what to think, which of course is correct, but we do have to understand what we should not be thinking about. Is food the enemy or is it thinking or perhaps it is time; we eat when we are bored, we eat when we need comfort, and we eat when we are hungry. What we need to do is ensure that we do not need comfort and we do not get bored, there is no such thing as easy weight loss if it was so easy we would not need to do it. We must ensure that we think about what we are going to do when on the diet; perhaps we can get a hobby, or read those books we have never had time to do. It’s important to find activities that focuses on living a healthy lifestyle and it will all tie into weight loss and being your best physical self. You might be interested in activities which promotes family, which may lead to a community magazine which promotes things to do to become more active in your community, which may promote groups of individuals in the community that engage in various activities that will promote healthy living and getting involved in different types of programs in your neighborhood. The possibilities are practically endless. Getting more involved in your community will have you getting involved in more activities which can improve your health and happiness; things such as charity work, helping the old or indigent people in your community, among other things your can do that can get you in better physical shape and help others locally too.


We must occupy our time positively and productively. We should try and not be left thinking about our diet and weight loss, which means thinking about food, if we keep occupied we may also burn more calories. Another good tip is to have lots of healthy snack available, lots of fresh fruifruitt all low calories goodies for us to eat when we get that craving for something to snack on. All healthy snacking which will help with any diet plan. Fresh pop corn has very little calories and is good to just give us that feeling of eating and allow us to snack without adding weight nor tons of empty calories. It may be the case that we cannot truly think ourselves thin, but if we think about what we are doing then we can plan our diets for a quicker weight loss process. You can eat many times a day, in fact that is recommended by nutritional experts, you just have to eat healthy meals and snack that are low on calories and high on nutritional value.



You should have a plan in mind for your diet. A diet that works for your best friend may not necessarily work for you the same way. No two person have the exact same body type or metabolism, you might have a similar body type or metabolism but it’s not identical. So you have to figure out what works best for you. What would be your choice of food from a list of a hundred + different types of healthy meals or snack. Figure what you eat most often or what you like to eat best. The food that you like that are considered healthy make a list of those food, and the food that you like or eat often that are not considered healthy either get rid of them, or find a healthy substitute for them. Get a large list of food that are healthy and figure out a way to plan your meals from them. Make sure your eat a balance diet including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetable, diary and healthy lean protein, low fat carbs and healthy fat. The average serving size of food should fit in the palm of your hand, and you might not think that is much to eat, but eating 5-7 meals and snack daily will really hit the spot and keep you from being hungry. Plan what you will eat and how you will exercise and then do it.



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Try not to spend all your time planning about how you are going to lose weight and get in shape, and then do nothing for a while, if ever. You have to start doing what it takes in order to get into shape and lose weight at some point, and why not now? What is stopping you but you.  Action is required once you’ve thought it over and feel like you are ready to make that move. The sooner you start, the sooner you will start seeing results and feeling better. Let nothing stop you on your way to living life to the fullest when it comes to your health. It’s Christmas! There is no better time to start than now. See you in the gym, in your back yard, your home gym or in the park. Just start! Check out these exercises to get started or to continue exercising if you are already experienced, here.

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