Friday, September 26, 2014

Principles of Sustainable Lifestyle Change.


We live in a quick-fix society. We want instant results with minimal pain, effort and sacrifice. When it comes to our health and appearance, we’re accustomed to looking for a pill or procedure, and many practitioners are quick to prescribe them. But if the root cause of the problem or challenge is not addressed, drugs, surgery and treatments can simply mask the underlying issue, leading to more of the same – a vicious cycle. Observing the following principles will make lifestyle change enjoyable and help you obtain optimal health, lose weight and feel better every day.

1.      Find your perfect fit 
Each of us is unique – metabolically, psychologically, and circumstantially. For this reason, there’s no single diet plan that works well for everyone. “Each person needs to find what works for him- or herself by seeking professional nutritional advice. This is the 1st principle that will enable you start the lifestyle journey in the right direction by avoiding unnecessary trial and errors. If you have a clear vision of the journey and what you want out of your journey then you are pointed in the right direction to achieve that success.

 2.      Unparalleled  Commitment
Permanent lifestyle takes time and effort — and a lifelong commitment. Make sure that you're ready to make permanent changes and that you do so for the right reasons. To stay committed to your lifestyle, you need to be focused. It takes a lot of mental and physical energy to change your habits. If you don’t have the commitment you will withdraw physically and mentally from your daily tasks and not be able to achieve success!

3.      Motivation 

Why are some people able to maintain their healthy new lifestyle indefinitely while most others peter out after a few weeks or months? This is currently one of the hottest questions in research. Lifestyle changes begin with setting solid intentions, only then will you have the commitment to stick with your new course of action.Intention is the strong, motivating “why” for doing something.
 4.      Change your perspective

It's not enough to eat healthy foods and exercise for only a few weeks or even months if you want long-term, successful lifestyle change. These habits must become a way of life. Lifestyle changes start with taking an honest look at your eating patterns and daily routine bearing in mind your destination. Remember that you're planning to change your life. It won't happen all at once. Stick to your healthy lifestyle and the results will be worth it.

 

 


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