Patience is not always our greatest strength; we want to see results immediately. But what if the desired results are missing or even worse, you gain weight instead of slimming down?
Our search for solutions to lose weight is mostly focused on small details: We are tracking single nutrients but forget the greater picture: Nutrition is and always was part of our society, culture and psychology. Mindfulness can be a great tool to lose weight successfully, while taking care of the frame conditions of our busy lives as well as considering the deeper meaning of eating in our society.
Sportsmen and women are masters of positive habits, but even they were once beginners.
Are you fed up with dieting and tired of experiencing uncontrollable weight gain after you just tried to get back into shape? Rigorous and restrictive programmes are not the answer to your needs because they can fail you over and over again. But I have good news for you!
Most people are aware that their nutrition leaves room for improvement. Often - but usually for short periods of time - they are extremely motivated to eat healthier. Sometimes it’s because they want to lose weight, sometimes it’s because they feel not well and sometimes it’s because the doctor told them to do so. What usually happens next is a strict diet plan based on water and salad.
Recently I had a discussion with some tertiary students and avoiding mental blackouts was one of the common questions raised. Photo Credit: manveetSingh via Visualhunt.com
To change cut in habits can be a bit tricky and requires some patience and perseverance. Scientific research is showing though, that some habits are easier to change than others. To be more successful on the long run you should first choose to change a behavior which requires less energy and willpower.