I know my diet is unhealthy and I need to change. Why is it so hard?

Been there done that. I had a reasonably healthy diet, then got so busy I did not follow it. Because I wanted to practice what I preach, I went back on the healthy diet and exercise. I succeeded for awhile, and felt much better while doing it. I learned that healthy food tastes better than fried chicken, French fries and pecan pie, well almost. Because I had taken on too much, I started skipping breakfast, eating fast foods on the run, didn’t get enough sleep so I could get it all done. Doing that only increased the stress on my body. But I still exercised. And I learned that’s not all there is to good health. Gradually the good in the diet became history. And I learned that’s not all there is to good health.

1. It’s really not your fault. For one thing you’ve got to overcome your addictions to foods that you eat and love and don’t even realize are addicting. They are controlling your brain and your cravings. For another change is not easy. That’s a whole other topic I will cover.

2. Change because you don’t want to die usually fails –you may be motivated by fear. In just a short time human nature takes over – and we will believe that it won’t happen to me.

3. Another setup for failure is trying to do it with sheer willpower –You may feel deprived, you hate that you can’t eat something or you are envious of someone else who can, or whatever excuse comes up it’s going to make it hard to stick with it. Besides you will not be getting all the benefits of the food you do eat, because negative thoughts will interfere with producing digestive juices, and you will not digest or absorb food as well.  Get angry and adrenalin and noradrenalin will make your fat cells hang onto fat for dear life. Plus you will not be getting the endorphins those feel good hormones.

Most of our diseases come from our diet. It can be life-changing and enjoyable to follow a healthy diet. To make it easier, I’ll be sharing tips and facts, how the body works, what to expect, and a few great natural helps. Understanding and having the right motivation, making a commitment will help.

Disclaimer: Information provided is general in nature and may be helpful to some people but not others, depending on their personal medical needs. It has not been evaluated by the FDA. Always consult with your personal physician before changing or undertaking a new exercise or weight loss program or following advice designed for general audiences only. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay getting care because of something you have read here.

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