Empower Yourself And Lose Weight

April 17, 2014

Sustained weight loss requires dedication and it is an achievement that is not easily attained or maintained. That’s because weight loss, especially for those suffering from clinical obesity, is not just about a little more exercise or a better diet. Rather, it also includes significant psychological changes that need to be implemented as part of a healthier lifestyle. For the vast majority of us, flipping a switch and changing our psychological makeup just isn’t possible. Actions and reactions have been ingrained in us for years or decades, sometimes even since childhood. Our lives and lifestyles may lend themselves to a high degree of stress, which in turn makes it more difficult for us to eat well, exercise regularly and keep tabs on our health.

One way to reset our lifestyles and claw back the health we so desperately need, is by empowering ourselves in one or more parts of our lives. Empowering oneself, whether be at work or in personal endeavors is a way to reduce stress and feel a sense of achievement – both of which are conducive better physical and psychological health. This in turn can help us stay on track with our weight loss program. Many of us are not happy in our work situation and that may cause a great deal of stress. However, the things we do outside of work can more than me make up for it.

For example, joining or leading a sports team can combine both the sense of camaraderie with achievement and regular exercise to boot. Imparting education or becoming an advocate for a cause that we hold near and dear could also offer a level of excitement and achievement that empowers us to be better in other aspects of our lives as well.  Working toward a lifelong personal goal, helping others through mentoring or becoming integral part of a charitable organization can all offer a feeling of empowerment.

Showing the world what we have to offer – each of us have something very important and unique to share – is a great way to take the next step in healing our minds and bodies from the ravages of obesity. The road to sustained weight loss requires a full mental and physical reset and that could be jump-started with a touch of empowerment in your life. Best of luck

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