Working with various people, I’ve come to identify some common misconceptions regarding diets. Many people imagine that diets are quick fixes which can be used from time to time. After reaching the desired weight, the good habits of healthy foods are easily forgotten. As a result, the weight is put back quickly, leading to a vicious circle which increasingly weakens the body.
Here are the Top 7 Essential Weight Loss Facts you should be aware of.
Essential Fact 1: Losing Weight is Just a Side Benefit
Weight loss should not be a goal by itself. Eating healthy foods and knowing how to combine them correctly will improve the body functions. As a result, the body will get back in balance, releasing the stored fat. On a long term, poor food combining is the main reason why most diets fail.
Essential Fact 2: A Healthy Lifestyle
Unless your diet is part of a healthy style and becomes a way of life, the results will only last for short time.
Essential Fact 3: Organizing Your Life
The body is like a complicate clockwork. Learn to better organize your life and structure your eating. The body activates different functions at specific times, therefore it enjoys being fed at regular times.
Essential Fact 4: Enjoy Your Food
You should always enjoy your food, even when you know you eat unhealthily – because this may happen from time to time. Enjoying food reduces the mental stress which in turn affects the body even more. A diet should not make you feel deprived of the foods you like. Instead, you should be happy to offer your body only the best.
Essential Fact 5: Portion Size
Control the portion size you’re eating. It is always preferable to eat more often and in smaller quantities. Learn to leave food on your plate. If you’re right-handed you can eat with your left hand and vice-versa. Eating with the non-dominant hand is more difficult, so you’ll eat less than usual.
Essential Fact 6: Food Combining
Learn to combine foods properly. A food chart is an invaluable helper, even if you’re not on diet. Combining foods correctly boosts your energy and helps releasing fat deposits.
Essential Fact 7: No More Calories
Don’t skip breakfast and don’t count calories. Instead, aim for more alkaline foods preferably vegetables, nuts and seeds. Green juices also work wonders, helping the body to detoxify and providing rich nutrients.
Bonus Fact 8: Do Exercise Every Week
Good nutrition is essential to lose weight, but exercise and sport in general will tone your body and provide additional health benefits. So don’t neglect them, even if it’s about a simple daily walk in the park, or going to the gym twice a week.
If you have other hints, advice or techniques that worked for you, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear your opinions!