Eat to live, not live to eat
I’m sure George Bernard Shaw wasn’t referring to fitness when he wrote these words, but they certainly describe to a tee how our inability or refusal to change our attitudes and actions can get in our way of reaching our fitness goals.You know who you are – the women who want to shed some pounds but can’t go a day without your double whipped cream mocha latte with caramel on top, and the men who say you want to lose your love handles but would rather sit on the couch watching TV than go for an evening walk.
How do we break our cycle of defeat? One key aspect is understanding change. When you’re overweight or not in the best shape, you must be absolutely willing to embrace certain changes in your life, starting with a change in diet. “No food tastes better than being in shape feels,” is a great perspective to have when adopting a new diet. Be willing to say “yes” to some foods and “no” and “sometimes” to others.
When it comes to diet, the best change you can make is to avoid starvation, deprivation, and eating cardboard-like foods. Instead, make dietary changes that place you in control of buying, preparing, and consuming healthy chow. It’s also important to learn the nutritional profile of foods and to hone your judgment of what each one does to your body. In addition, you’ll need to discipline yourself to manage portion sizes and emotional or impulsive eating.
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“Optimized living means much more than gaining muscle, losing weight, or feeling better mentally and physically,” says MindandMuscle.net CEO, Jacob Ray. Jacob Ray assumed the top leadership role of MindandMuscle in 2011 and has taken an aggressive campaign to shift MindandMuscle to a whole new level of user experience. “Optimized living means discovering a way of life that provides each person with the deep satisfaction of being healthy in mind and body, while being able to achieve and maintain that level of living in way that is both enjoyable and reasonably maintained. Until that yo-yo cycle is broken and we truly change, we find ourselves not living that life of excellence that we all long for deep down inside”.