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Why We Feel Better When We Do, Why We Do Not

I’ve tried countless exercise routines over the years, and every time I’ve found some aspect that works or doesn’t work for me. I’d think about it more until it was ingrained in my subconscious, until I forgot. Eventually, however, that moment came for me when I felt better. It was as if I was being reminded of how good I was at something, or that I wanted to be that good. When we realize how much our lives can change once we’re no longer the same person, it’s easy to stop worrying and just be the best person we can. That should be our goal.

If you’ve ever read a book or watched a movie about weight loss, you have heard the phrase “just do it!” But, how do we actually start? The question remains: what do we really know about being healthy and what can we do to start living our best lives? This is the purpose of my blog. By focusing on that question, my goal is to make sure everyone in our world feels the strength, vitality, and clarity to be their own most important person in their own ways — whether they lose weight or continue to gain. The more we learn about what works for our hearts and bodies, the more we’re on the path to creating the life we desire by our own choosing and choice.

Here are a few examples that might help you better understand what I’m talking about in this blog:

1. Try to eat well for more than one meal a day. Some people are naturally anorexic, so why not just eat a big meal before bed once in a while? It may not sound like much, but it adds up. Eating a big dinner after a long day can be very satisfying, as well as very easy.

2. Go for a short, fast, walk every day, if you can find time. When I’m not exercising or exercising for my weight loss purposes, I don’t have the time to do long hikes or long, slow swims. If we can do at least one or two short, quick walks before or after lunch or dinner on any given day and I don’t eat at that time, I can often find myself eating at least 200 calories more than I would have otherwise, which is an excellent way to add several hundred calories to my daily intake without adding any to my total weight.

3. Make sure you are eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats, and try to include whole grains such as whole wheat, brown rice, or quinoa.

4. Eat more variety in your meals. One of the most effective ways to lose weight is to focus more on eating healthy foods — in moderation, just like we do when we’re trying to become thinner. We see the variety of food we are buying, and we see that most of it lacks one of the key elements needed for weight loss. If you’ve ever looked at grocery store or supermarket advertisements, you will find that the foods with calories and fat on labels are almost always high-sodium, high-sugar, or high-carb. These foods tend to come from processed foods and are the exact same products as your local grocery store. In fact, these same products are often made from the same ingredients you buy at restaurants, grocery stores, and even drugstores. That’s exactly what we need: healthier products we can make ourselves.

5. Look outside of yourself and start recognizing the world around you for what it is: beautiful. This concept is so important for how we live our lives, yet we often take it for granted. You may have noticed how most of the time you are the one in control of the actions that surround you. When you look around you and you see “thin, beautiful, blonde, brunette, white,” you think, “That doesn’t seem like me. That’s not who I am.” This can lead us to become self-absorbed and narrow in our perception of the world around us.

If we can begin seeing ourselves in a more whole, positive light, it becomes easier to expand our view of what we can create within ourselves. One of my favorite quotes by the writer, Rumi, says, “All things change and nothing is the same. The same goes for the person who thinks they’ve reached the top. They haven’t. They are on the bottom.” Rumi also says, “The body is the temple of the mind. A person’s destiny is within him/her…