Focus on Feeling Good Instead of Losing Weight
But with summer also comes thoughts of shorts, bathing suits and, all too often, how to jump start weight loss so that by the time you hit the beach, all will be well.
Trouble is, acting on that last thought can send you in the exact opposite direction than you want to go. Studies show that those who intentionally try to lose weight may do so initially but usually end up gaining it back and more.
Sitting Out The Summer — A Diet From Fun?
So how about spending this May not focusing on weight loss but instead focusing on what makes you feel well.
Start Feeling Good with These 5 Tips
1 Pass On Perfection
It’s just not possible. What’s more, trying to be perfect may increase your risk for ill health. That’s stress in action. No thanks!
2 Be Your Own Best Friend
You spend more time with yourself than anyone else. Best friends are there with a helping hand when you need one. It’s a hard world out there. If you can be your own source of support, you’ve got a step up.
3 Eat Predictably
Too many of us skip meals or just grab what we can as we rush through our busy lives. Yet food is critical to life and it’s also one of the greatest pleasures of life. Taking the time to make sure we eat when we need to, and eat what feels good to us during and after eating, well, that’s one of the biggest jumpstarts out there.
4 Move Predictably
You’ll jumpstart those feel-good chemicals that ward off depression and anxiety and keep you smiling.
5 Count Your Blessings
Gratitude connects your brain to your heart. From there, good things flow.
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