It's funny listening to people talk about weightloss after a few sunny days. It starts to sink in that summer and bathing suit season is upon us and the layer of winter fat needs to come off.
The first thing I notice is people jump on a trend - healthy foods get eliminated with the unhealthy food and binge eating cycle begins.
Avocado, for example, a food naturally high in fats become a no no. But avocado is high is good fats and can actually help you lose weight and stay healthy. Almost any and all whole foods will do that for you - the more closely you adhere to an unprocessed food diet, the better you will look and feel and you will probably lose weight also - or maintain a healthy weight.
Wht is a healthy weight anyway? Where did we come up with this idea of thinness and how it goes hand in hand with beauty? There is of course a lengthy psychological and anthropological answer that you can pretend I inserted here because I'm going to skip that and go straight to the idea that if you are confident in who you are, you are beautiful. Happy people are attractive. Hands down. I'm going to leave it at that. I'm not even going to say a word about Botox or collagen or liposuction - because heck, even plastic surgery disaster survivors are beautiful when they are happy too.
That said how does one find this elusive creature called "happy"?
Moment by honest ever lovin moment I suppose --- you have to choose it.
Like Wayne Dyer says, you have to manifest it - affirm your positive ideas over and over again choosing to be confident in yourself and happy and excited about the world around you. Not so excited all the time? Manifest it - affirm it. Imagine the perfect world and be that person.
So what does that have to do with weightloss?
A simple recipe for weightloss is this :
1. Eat whole foods that are not very processed
2. Limit alcohol and coffee consumption
3. Exercise - and, if possible, exercise outdoors- as often as possible
That's about it. Are you holding that perfect vision in your mind? Your ideal self? Are you moving your body in alignment with those thoughts - that's the important part....
Side note on the topic of exercise - I want point out, it can be fun... You don't have to make it a chore every time ... Maybe some of the time, but not every time.
So for example, plan three hour or so long "workouts" per week. Then do things like garden, play with your kids or walk around the neighborhood ... Fun stuff ... Try new things too! Never played baseball before? No problem, pick up a bat and ball and head the the park. You'd be surprised how good you'll feel just doing these few simple things.