Step 1: DO NOT DIET.
Step 2: LIVE HAPPILY AND HEALTHILY EVER AFTER.
When a new year begins and the silly season has passed and reality and normality has been restored there will be a lot of temptations to start the new year off with a diet. There will be a lot of marketing and advertising to lead you to think that this is a good idea and that you should invest your heard earnt money into a “quick fix” or some kind of magic potion that quite frankly will make you want to dry reach every time you drink it. So what’s the solution if it’s not a diet? A healthy lifestyle change is what you need for this time of year and for the rest of your existence. Something sustainable and manageable. Something that will not destroy your metabolism and make you want to puke every time you smell it. Something that you can keep up no matter what situation you are in.
There are so many people in the health industry that are releasing these “quick fixes” at this time of year, pushing their latest and greatest dieting plans but please do not be fooled (not this year). A lot of these diets will also be on SALE. That’s right a sale. We all know how hard it is to resist a sale, especially after this time of year when Christmas has come and gone ever so quickly and all that is on your mind is to get back into “The Barefoot Investor” ways of life, back to saving after one of the more expensive times of year. Rain check people this is your health. The one thing you need to spend money on is your health. Your health is what will stick with you through thick and thin and if you don’t have your health, what do you have?
What I am trying to say is do not be afraid to spend money on your health. For example when you are grocery shopping buying the organic vegetables, knowing they haven’t been sprayed with chemicals and grown in the best conditions. Buying the organic, GMO free meat or the cage free eggs. Investing in your health will pave a healthier path for you and your body this year and for the years to come. Drinking more water and getting into a better sleeping pattern can be some new year’s resolutions rather than “get ab’s this year.” Instead think about the steps you need to take in order to get the ab’s that you have always dreamed of. How are you going to get there? Through nourishing your body with the correct amount of macronutrients and enough water to function optimally. Strength training enough times per week for your body type and fitting in yoga to help lengthen and strengthen your lean muscles. It is all achievable and maintainable. Forget the dieting and the “detox juice diet” that will promise you the world. Take a change for the better and actually start acheiving results once and for all. Start by changing daily habits to help you achieve the big picture. It takes 66 days to change a habit, you have 365 of them. Choose wisely.
Back away from the Diets that will get you nowhere, if anything put you in a deficientcy of calories and once you finish that diet (because all diets come to an end) watch the weight come back on twice as fast.
Age is just a number however we are all a year wiser this year don’t forget, so use that wisdom and put it towards your health. No just for you but for the kids, your partner, and those who care about you.
Here’s to 2018. New beginnings.
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