Weight Loss with NO Dieting! – The Five Mindsets for Success

Written by Greg Ryan

Any dietary plan onrepparttar market has some portion of it that works, butrepparttar 148032 basic principle of any good eating program, no matter how sugarcoated, centers around calories IN- calories OUT. Most diets are just too unrealistic for a person's lifestyle. Plus they don't supply enough basic nutritional needs for people to stay with them. Balance isrepparttar 148033 key! Attitude isrepparttar 148034 key to keeping balance!!

Here are five mindsets to take when dealing with weight and food.

Perspectives toward food

Ask yourself, "Why do I eat?" Most will say, "I eat because I have to." Well, think about it. Do you? If you eat just because you have to, then your choices will be more for taste. If you ate withrepparttar 148035 attitude that food was fuel, then how would you eat? You may be more likely to make a quality choice. Your attitude toward food is very important!

Pattern of eating

Do you driverepparttar 148036 same way to work every day? Do you go torepparttar 148037 same grocery store? Do you hang out withrepparttar 148038 same people most ofrepparttar 148039 time? The same thing is true with your food.

Chances are you eat atrepparttar 148040 same time, gobble uprepparttar 148041 same food types and in most cases, you take in roughlyrepparttar 148042 same amount of food on a weekly basis? Your body gets used to eatingrepparttar 148043 same types and same amounts. As in exercise, it is really important to incorporate a variety of foods in our daily eating to keep it off guard, so to speak.

Pushing your buttons

Why do you think advertisements are so powerful? They spark something inside of you and immediately you find yourself on autopilot going torepparttar 148044 refrigerator orrepparttar 148045 next fast food joint to get something you don't need. Recognize this so you can make better choices.

Portion Control

Being aware of how much you eat at one time is very important. Take spaghetti for example-fifteen years agorepparttar 148046 doctors came out and endorsed pasta as a healthy food.

How I lost 80 Pounds from 230 Pounds and Kept the Weight Off …So Can You

Written by (c) Anna "Overweight? NO MORE!!"

Have you ever been asked, “Why do you eat healthy”? It is incredible how our minds are programmed to see a person as weird when deciding to eat healthy instead of junk foods. I never thought about it, until some people kept asking me, “Why do you eat healthy?” First, I thought they meant wanting to knowrepparttar benefits of eating healthy, but was shocked when realizing that I was seen as a weirdo simply because I was not consuming junk foods, such as chips, sugary donuts, or greasy fast food. Instead, I snack on fruits, grains (how I love grains!), and vegetables. I just makerepparttar 147813 choice to control food and not let food control me. By looking at their faces, I sadly realized how wrong I also was when I was eatingrepparttar 147814 wrong foods, which helped me ballooned up to 230 pounds! Now, at my 40s, I lost 80 pounds and have keptrepparttar 147815 weight off for 3 years! Hence, there isrepparttar 147816 answer to “Why I Eat Healthy?” Simply, I relearned how to eat healthy and dared to change for good.

However, eating healthy is only part of a healthy living style, which is why I don’t call it a diet. It is not a temporary program withrepparttar 147817 yo-yo cycle effect, but a permanent lifestyle. The other important issue is exercising. At my 40s, I feel great, awesome, terrific, and allrepparttar 147818 positive adjectives you can add to feeling great.

Furthermore, I always have a motivational word when people ask me for help on how to lose weight. I understandrepparttar 147819 frustration of being overweight, hiding our bulges –better said—our fat under those big t-shirts or blazers. Sound familiar? Tell me about it, I’ve been there! I tried all kind of diets, miracle pills, diet creams, etc. Sure, I lost weight with those diets, but it was temporarily. After that fake illusion of losing few pounds, which are mostly water, I regainedrepparttar 147820 weight back, until one day I had it.

Now, let me tell you my story … it was right on my daughter’s birthday--3 years ago-- when I tookrepparttar 147821 firm decision to change my lifestyle. I remember it clearly. I was wearing a blue dress with white inrepparttar 147822 middle and heading to an Italian luncheon with some friends, where I also met Marinella, Michele, and Giuseppe who have seen my entire transformation. Then, I came back home to celebrate my daughter’s birthday and looked atrepparttar 147823 mirror, and forrepparttar 147824 very first time I did not likerepparttar 147825 person who was onrepparttar 147826 mirror. Wow! What a shocked! Forrepparttar 147827 first time, I accepted I was overweight! Good thing is that I did not get depressed, but challenged myself to bring backrepparttar 147828 true Anna full of optimism and a healthy figure. I still have my photo with that blue dress, I use it as my before and after, to keep me motivated.

That wasrepparttar 147829 beginning of my way to a healthy lifestyle. I joinedrepparttar 147830 gym, and forrepparttar 147831 first 3 months, I did cardio at least 5 times a week for 1 hour inrepparttar 147832 elliptical. I did not deprive myself, but started researching online different methods to lose weight and understanding howrepparttar 147833 body functions. I also started watching programs on nutrition andrepparttar 147834 inspirational stories shown by Oprah Winfrey.

Gradually, I adjusted my exercise program to 4 times a week cardio and weight lifting every 2 days to tone my muscles and avoid stretch marks for losing weight excessively. Imagine, at 230 pounds, I could not do fast cardio exercises, so I started with home video exercises from none other than Richard Simmons. Those times were special for me. It was party time, exercising while dancing torepparttar 147835 tunes of “I will Survive,” “Shake your Booty,” (this was my favorite part, therefore, thanks Richard!), “Born to be Alive,” or “It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To," until I went to Kathy Smith and Denise Austin cardio and fat burning exercises videos.

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