Lose Weight Holistically
Are you one of the millions of people that wants to lose some weight but you are not having any success? Obviously this is a problem that is prevalent in nearly every nation of the world. And one of the most surprising things is, although most people say they try to lose weight, few of them give attention to anything other than a diet.
So what is so surprising about that? Well – Everything in your world has an impact on your weight. Your body, mind and spirit is critical – therefore, the approach to losing weight should be a holistic approach.
What does that mean? Basically it means you need to address all areas of your life and how they impact your weight. If you think things through you will see that everything from the foods you eat to your activities to the sleep you get plays a role in your weight. So you need to analyze where you are in life and where you want to be. You need to learn about you.
This is a spiritual journey of sorts. You need to have a clear goal for yourself. This is much deeper than simply wanting to please someone else. You need to set a goal for yourself that matters to you that motivates and inspires you.
You also need to visit your doctor. You need to find out if there are any medical issues that you should be aware of. You also need to know what level of physical activity is safe for you. Plus, your doctor can help you determine an appropriate diet.
Your sleeping pattern plays a role in your emotions and how energetic you feel during the day. It is important that you get your sleep so that you feel rested. This helps to ensure that you will feel like exercising during the day and even that you will have the energy to purchase and prepare proper meals.
Your emotional health is extremely important too. When you are feeling depressed or anxious you are not likely to exercise or you may eat as a way to comfort yourself. In fact, many comfort foods are snack foods that are high calorie and high in fat content.
Now we can focus on our meals and eating. Now you should consider your food choices and develop menus. You should consider portion sizes and when to eat and learn about nutrition.
You see, this has come full circle. Although losing weight is about eating there are many other things that must also be considered if the plan is going to work.