I guess there is a turning point in everyone’s life when you stop and evaluate some choices you make every day, that seem to come very naturally. This turning point for me was about two years ago when I knew I was not feeling so great as I maybe should have and I decided to stop and notice what impact some foods have on my body and mind. It takes quite some power to give up tasty things that you know are not good for you, but the “treats” that your body has in store for you are in the end greater.
The following five steps are simply what I felt came along the way and even if they sound quite general, I think they may be a good place to start.
1. Get all the support you can. The best case scenario is when members of your family or close friends have the same healthy “aspirations” as you. In the beginning of a diet it’s much easier when there are not so many temptations around you, as you will probably (mmm…certainly!) experience some let’s say sensitive moments during the first few days.
2. Practice strength of mind. After a short while of being pig-headed concerning your established goals you will most likely discover a strength of mind you probably didn’t even know was there.
3. Stay positive and never lose sight of your initial goal. What made you start this diet? Why do you want to make a change in the first place? Once you’ve started working on a healthier lifestyle, going back to some old bad habits would just be a great shame, wouldn’t it?
4. Be aware of the results once they start to appear. This will make you even more motivated to go on respecting your new direction.
5. Inspire others. You won’t need to work at all on this aspect as people around you will notice changes in your lifestyle/looks/habits and will want to know what you’re up to. After this you will become part of someone else’s support group in no time