Losing excess weight is often a matter of mind over matter. Sure, you can have all
the prescription-strength diet pills and exercise routines you can take, but if you
don’t have the mindset for it, losing weight can be an uphill challenge.
You could lose some today only to get it back tomorrow, even more of it! Getting
a healthy body with the right weight for your height is never an accident. It’s the
product of your past and current lifestyle.
Past, because some of the things you do, like drinking and smoking manifest their
effects later in life. What you eat today and whether you live an active life or
a sedentary one will also take their toll later on.
Is Dieting Right For You?
Admittedly there are some people who, regardless of their eating habit, tend to be
slim and lanky all their life. Our genetic structure also has a lot to do with how
susceptible we are to gaining weight. Some people metabolize high fat diets faster
than others. At a certain age, some accumulate fat no matter how little they eat
while others store them as added weight no matter how active their lifestyle is.
Dieting is really different strokes for different people. Pharmacists know this and
that is why they formulate as many dietary supplements and drugs as variedly as they
can because they know there’s no one size to fit all, as it were.
The bottomline is that there’s no sure-fire magic formula to overcome weight problems.
If it did, there’d be little or no obesity problems in this country or elsewhere.
Combating the problem is a multi-billion dollar industry where diet pills that work
on some people may not work for others.
But if you are conscious of your looks and want to be fit and trim to wear all those
nice designer jeans and shirts, you need the right mindset today and from hereon!
What You Want To Be?
Bear in mind that weight loss efforts are an investment. They don’t happen overnight.
You see the effects of that investment after a few weeks or months. And you can’t
lose. You either stay the way you are or you win with a slimmer body.
Meeting the challenge can only be done with a healthy lifestyle that takes in the
right nutrients coupled with the right exercise. You can take in the diet supplements
and pills all you like, but these are mere aids. The real means to a slimmer body
is calorie control and exercise. And these two done together require determination
In short, you need to get into the proper mindset to get the body you want.
How To Get The Right Mindset?
The right mindset requires a lot of discipline. It becomes especially challenging
because it involves unlearning and overcoming the kind of lifestyle you’ve had over
the years that had brought you to where you are. And then you need to implement an
entirely new if not alien lifestyle in its place.
If you are used to fastfoods and a sedentary life just banging on the computer keys
all day, or watching TV munching junk food and soda pop, then you need a serious
rethinking of your lifestyle. It’s not too late.
But don’t wait until you start getting health complications from your obesity. Managing
your weight is really easy if you put your mind to it. What is not easy is treating
obesity complications like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and blood circulation
problems that are so easy to get when you’re obese.