Well To Be Well
Your beliefs are your reality.
If you don’t like the reality you see, change your beliefs!
Think you gain weight by just looking at a cup of black coffee? How frustrating is it when someone you know can eat twice as much as you and still look like a stick insect? Well, indulge in this chapter for something you can really get your teeth into. Without the ‘right’ thinking, approach and attitude, the best food plans in the world are unlikely to work! Lets look at the strategies to help those pounds roll off smoothly and steadily….
An interesting question, to start with, is why do most diets only last an hour and a half? Just kidding, although in some cases this would be true! The answer quite simply is that your mind will always opt for the easiest route. Any type of discipline that involves gaining something of value may require you to break through some kind of barrier. If you interpret something as being difficult or painful, your mind will wonder why on earth you would want this and drives you to revert back to what it interprets as being pleasurable. This inadvertently sabotages your goals in the process. By changing your thinking to interpret your goal as being pleasurable, enjoyable, fun and easy, you are far, far more likely to achieve what you set out to get. So, getting creative in how you enjoy the process, so that it uniquely works for you, is key. With this in mind, read on...
In the short term, many people will opt for instant gratification, what they consider to be pleasurable now, but this is sometimes at the risk of creating long term pain for themselves.
Let’s consider an example. Perhaps someone wishes to lose a few extra pounds. The long-term benefits are obvious to them. They will feel better about themselves, their clothes would fit better, their self-confidence would increase and overall they would feel healthier and more energetic.
How interesting is it then that those same people will think up enough reasons to put off the goal? There will be enough excuses for them to avoid even getting started!
Do they really work? Glamorous brochures and promises of instant weight loss can be seductive, but these impractical quick-fix diets can be damaging. The UK diet industry is worth an estimated billion pounds annually, yet research suggests that in most cases, slimmers regain all their lost weight, if not more, after they stop dieting.
It’s oh so tempting to go for a novel diet that promises speedy weight loss, yet often these diets can lull you into a false sense of security.
Helpful questions to ask yourself
How will achieving this make me feel ?
What will be truly important to me about succeeding with this goal?
How much more could I go on to accomplish (in other areas of my life)?
How could others benefit if I make this change?
How much happier will I feel?
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