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Steve’s post yesterday talked about keeping things simple when it comes to new health habits. It got me thinking that most of these weight loss programs require too much commitment from hopeful customers. It is sad that we rather let some program tell us what to eat, when to eat, and how to eat – rather than take the time to learn it ourselves.
How can we learn to eat healthy when we just buy their pre-packaged meals? Surely we will fail when we dine out or maybe we can stay in our caves forever. Real life does not work that way. We know that. Why do we choose to believe that this time it will be different?
I think all of us are too different to for a “one size fit all” program. It is like trying to buy shoes, you need to keep trying different styles until you find a pair that fits. But there are a few fundamentals – such as heels will not be as comfortable as flats just like eating HFCS and refined carbs is not as healthy as veggies and fruits. The key is to know what the fundamentals are and to find that right balance for your unique genetic makeup.
Since my car accident, I need to workout regularly or my back would start aching. With my desk job, I rarely need to move more than a few steps from my cube to the bathroom. I accepted that working out as a necessity, therefore I find it easier to stop resenting it. Can I stick with it for life? I think I am going to have to (or at least that is what I conditioned myself to think and tell people). And because I have been saying that for the last few years, I am starting to “feel” that it is a fact.
Have you stopped resenting the fact that you have to take personal responsibility for your poor eating habits? Have you stopped resenting the fact that you need to fit physical activity into your life? Until you condition yourself into thinking that you need these changes to save your life or to improve your quality of life, NOTHING will work long term. Until you make that commitment, your actions are nothing more than a delay from your onward march to future health problems.
Until next time and thanks for stopping by.
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