Weight Loss Tips for Natural Health
It’s the beginning of a new year and everyone’s thinking about weight loss. Well, not everyone maybe, but a lot of you out there. Whether you want to lose 50 pounds and start the year off with a whole new look, or you just want to lose those nasty 5 pounds you’ve been dealing with forever – there are smart things to do to make the process easier.
1. Relax. You can do it. The more positive you are about achieving the results, the more probable your success. Remember Henry Ford’s wise words – “If you think you can or you think you can’t do something, you’re probably right!”
2. Keep a journal of what you’re eating every day for a week or two before you begin your diet. This is the best way to determine where your problems are, or where you need to pay attention. If you don’t know how you eat, how can you change what you eat?
3. Never, ever skip breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day. It gets your body going. It is called “break fast” for a reason – you’ve been fasting all night, and now you need food. Eat a breakfast full of protein, a little bit of fat to nourish your brain, and some carbohydrates to get your energy levels up for the rest of your fabulous day. (See previous posts – B is for Breakfast the Meal for Champions)
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Don’t worry, be happy! It’s been years since Bobby McFerrin sang this song, but the message is still really important to your natural health and to your natural beauty.
Research has shown that optimistic people recover from sickness and wounds faster, they have healthier immune systems, and reduced risk of heart disease and a whole bunch of other natural health benefits. Smiling rather than frowning is good for your natural beauty, and as we’ve seen already – people who stop, breathe and meditate are much better off than those who don’t. (See M is for Meditation Moments of OMMMMM). Meditation can take the edge off worrying and give you some real moments of happiness.
What happens when you worry? Worrying can cause stress and anxiety and symptoms such as fatigue and sleeplessness, inability to concentrate, muscle aches and tension, dry mouth and difficulty swallowing, nausea and shortness of breath. All of these symptoms can lead to actual illness including digestive problems and cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.
Optimism, or positive thinking, can turn your life around. Just putting a smile on your face can signal your brain to stop worrying and at least try to be happy. This will lower your blood pressure, make you like yourself and others a lot more, and extend your life by reducing your risks of heart attack and stroke.
So go on! What’s stopping you? Breathe. Relax. Smile. Don’t worry, be happy!