If you are holding onto old diet habits and not getting new results, it may be time to let go of those old ways of doing the same old thing. One diet habit that resurrects itself time and again is the act of skipping meals. Successful diets are designed to help you eat regularly and healthfully for the rest of your life. Simply skipping meals is a poor plan for getting the body that you desire.
Another old habit is when women reduce their caloric intake so severely that you they are literally starving. These old diet habits will lead to weight gain and health problems in the long run, so steer clear of these crazy methods. Fad diets that limit your food won’t work if you are always hungry.
When you want to lose weight, you have to make the decision to change your old habits. Changing old habits can be difficult. Your brain is responsible for the habits that you keep. Like an old comfortable blanket, your habits are an easy way for your brain to function. Your brain likes to be lazy. It enjoys the path of no resistance. When it is called upon to fight the temptations of old habits, the brain has to really do some work.
The brain can be trained. You can refocus your brain to send the right messages to fight off the temptations of old habits. Daily affirmations will instruct your brain of your daily goals. A fitness journal will provide the creative outlet and accountability that your mind needs to stay focused. Support from like-minded women who are interested in women’s fitness and living healthy. Surrounding yourself with positive influences and motivating people. Don’t let someone else’s negativity define your attitude. Overcome their negative diatribe and remain motivated.
Old diet habits are hard to break but not impossible. The same mind tactics that I describe here will also work for other unhealthy habits that you may be harboring. If you want to stop smoking, overeating, or over-spending, you can train your brain to break these unhealthy habits so you can live happy. It’s all about mind, body and spirit. You are a whole person and every aspect of your life can be enriched with a healthy mind. Learn to harness the power within your mind and lose old diet habits along with the excess weight.