Diet – "Mind Trick" – Change Terminology to a Healthy Lifestyle
Diets are changing every day and so is terminology. The newest way people are talking about a diet is Healthy Lifestyles. Is this a mind trick? Through experience, it works. By using this terminology over the last two years and changing a few things through education and practice, success was made.
Healthy Lifestyles need to begin small and build to be successful. The first thing someone should do is change their environment. This starts in the kitchen and goes all the way to where you eat out. It is important to take an inventory of what you are eating. One very crucial part is to learn to read food labels. Everyone needs to know what is in the foods they are eating. Education is the key here. It can be overwhelming and hard to understand so if you need help ask someone.
Once the environment changes have been made you can begin your Healthy Lifestyle habits. These include portion control, eating the right foods, exercising, drinking water, eating for a purpose and creating options. Portion control is an eye opening experience for most people. The first time they weigh or measure their food it is devastating. This is an incentive to change their eating habits when the see exactly how many calories per serving they are eating. Out of all the changes, this one is the one that most people have the biggest problem. People are going to slip here. It is ok; however, you must get right back on track. Exercise is the second most important element in a Healthy Lifestyle. Without this element, it is not a Healthy Lifestyle.
Everyone has heard experts and doctors say we have to change our lifestyles. They tell you to eat more fruits, vegetable, fish, poultry, and dairy. Then they give you the information along with the Food Pyramid and send you home to follow it. Why are we not just listening to them? If it were that simple, we all would be healthy. Life is stressful and busy. One simple way to help you be successful with your diet start with the simple stuff. Changing the way you think is by far the simplest. All you have to do is change the terminology. Diet is now known as Healthy Lifestyle. Its a simple mind trick.