So, you may be asking yourself “how do I do that? How do I empower myself and gain this healthy lifestyle change?” The key to starting this journey, this transformation, is to first change your mind set. Tell yourself “I can do this!” The power of positive thinking is the essential key to getting yourself, and your life to the place that you want it. You want to lose weight? Tell yourself that you are capable. Remind yourself that there is no obstacle that you cannot overcome. The Secret is a wonderful book that helped me to find my inner power. Once you believe that you can,the rest is simple. I follow the general guidelines from Bill Phillips book Eating For Life. I eat 6 small meals a day. About every 2 hours. And always pair a protein and a carb. Some very yummy examples would be salmon, and brown rice. Cottage cheese and an apple. You have a meal, and then a snack. Eating right is so delicious, and it makes you feel great. Even simple substitutions can change your favorite unhealthy meal to a very healthy one. All WHOLE grains are a great choice. Whole wheat breads, and pastas, brown rice. Pair these with lean meats such as fish, or ground turkey. And BAM healthy meal. It may seem or feel daunting, but YOU are capable. Remember, this is NOT a diet. This is a lifestyle change. This is you taking control and doing what is best for you, your body, and your life. If you follow these steps, you will not go hungry, you will feel full. You will have more energy, and you will be happier. I can promise that. I want you to succeed, I want you to feel great. I want you to have your dream body. I want you to harness your power to take control of your life. And I’m here with you. Together, we can and will over come these obstacles and take hold of the reins to our life. Everything you want out of life, and yourself is within reach. You just have to believe it.
Please also remember to stay hydrated. Water is an essential key to weight loss, or health in general. I try and drink at least 5 water bottles a day. This will prevent bloating. When we don’t drink enough water, our body holds on to it, causing that terrible bloated feeling and look that we all hate. (The same can be said for food. You starve your body, it holds onto all your calories causing weight gain.)
I believe firmly in these simple guidelines, and my outcomes have proven them. I am on track to where I want to be, and who I want to be. I have gained control over my life. And I know you can too. You are a strong, and determined women and there is no greater force in the universe than that.