Making a resolution to lose weight is undoubtedly the number one resolution made every year. But it’s not necessarily the best resolution to make. A better option is to resolve to get healthy. 🚵 When you make getting healthy your goal then you’ll find that the pounds begin to just fall away. Here’s why this works.
1. Living on a Specific Diet Plan Forever Isn’t Realistic
Diets aren’t often successful or their success is short-lived. That’s because they aren’t a realistic way to live. After all, you don’t want to be on a diet for the rest of your life, do you? Changing your goal to making healthy food choices 🍌 🍉 is a goal you can work toward for the rest of your life. When making healthy choices is the goal, the weight naturally comes off.
2. The Goal of a Healthy Lifestyle is Less Restrictive
Most diets don’t allow room for a treat, or if they do then they often taste like cardboard. Who wants to give up cupcakes or fresh baked cookies forever? I know that I don’t! When you set a goal of healthy living instead of using a strict diet to achieve weight loss then nothing is off limits. You can have the cupcake or cookies 🍪 because you’re making so many other healthy choices down throughout your day.
3. Counting Calories Can Cause You to Overeat
Counting calories works for some people and that’s great if you’re one of them. But for others, it can actually produce the opposite result. It can make you eat more because you feel you have extra calories to spare. For example, maybe you see that you have 250 calories left for the day. Instead of grabbing a healthy snack like an apple 🍎 or string cheese, you decide to have 250 calories of ice cream. While a treat is okay on occasion, calorie counting can actually lead to unhealthy choices.
4. A Weight Loss Resolution Can Feel Discouraging
If you’ve made a resolution to lose weight, it can be easy to get discouraged when you don’t see results right away. This makes you want to give up. But if you approach losing weight with the understanding that it’s something that will occur over a period of time as you go about a healthy lifestyle, you can stay the course. You aren’t obsessed with weight loss because you’re too busy trying to get healthy. Weight loss just happens while you’re busy living your healthy life.
5. Healthy Choices Are Habit Forming in the Best Way
I have a secret to tell you. You crave what you eat. So therefore, if you eat berries when you’re craving sweets then guess what you’ll soon begin craving? Berries! As you eat less junk and healthier foods, your body will adapt. The foods you want will change to healthier selections.
6. Making Healthy Living Choices is Rewarding
Healthy living is rewarding. Yes, there’s the benefit of weight loss but you’ll also feel better and have more energy. Your health will be at it’s best which is very important. In addition, your skin and hair will reflect the good things you’re putting in your body and reward you by looking their best. Healthy living is a much more rewarding resolution to make than basic weight loss.
7. The Weight Actually Comes off Easier
Weight comes off much easier when you’re concentrating on healthy living instead of just losing weight. That’s because a healthy weight is a natural side effect of healthy living. You don’t have to work hard at it. You know how slowly the scale seems to go down when you’re obsessing over losing weight? That’s not the case when you make healthy living your focus.
These’re 7 reasons to change your resolution from weight loss to healthy living. What’re your thoughts? Are you inspired to make healthy living a goal?