Attitude is going to dictate how we proceed with everything we do in life. It is the starting point of all how we look at our food choices.
If our attitude is right and cooperative with the idea of improving our diet, then our efforts can progress through the process of learning and making the correct adjustments to our dietary choices and exercise plans.
We have all heard that you cannot let others influence you; but that is impossible, or at the very least impractical, because everyone that we come into contact with, is going to have some effect on you.
Even when it is minimal, the thought can grow if we do not have mechanisms in place to deal with unpopular ideas.
So many times in life we are presented with options not aligned with the goals we set.
An excellent example of this is after deciding to change your eating habits; then your friends, co-workers, and even your employer will offer you food that is not on your plan. What to do?
When it is from your Employer, that makes it a little touchy, because you have to make sure not to offend the bosses. But if you have the right attitude and calmly explain your situation most of the time people will understand.
How Does Your Attitude Affect Your Diet?
Approaching any major shift or changes in lifestyle; a person must be determined to accomplish these changes.
Take careful inventory of their strengths and weaknesses; especially when it comes to food choices, and also identify the people who will support them with their flaws.
Maintaining items that fall under your strengths should not be an issue, but we can all use some support from others at times.
Positive attitudes are going to affect your diet choices. There is plenty of psychologists that tell us, it is mind over matter, and all we have to do is change our mindset towards eating. Then that will cause our eating habits to adapt to a healthier lifestyle.
Adapting is not that easy to do; if it were then everyone would be doing it! Making these lifestyle changes can be fun and open your world up to some new things if you keep the right attitude about it.
Your support system is significant to your success, and this is the advice from many experts in the psychological field regarding this. I think most people prefer to turn to a friend for their opinion because it is more comfortable for them.
Another way to get support is by researching some online resources and building a library of information for your reference. This support can give you a sense of balance and take some attention of the individual advice.
How Does Great Nutrition Affect Your Body?
The list of benefits to getting the right amounts of nutrition in your diet can be very long. What are the most important reasons for you?
Weight loss is on the top of most people’s list whether it is for a specific health reason or just wanting to get the last few vanity pounds.
Losing weight could be to obtain a certain physical look, fit into a favorite outfit, or compete in some event, the reason is going to be different to each of us.
No matter what the reason; achieving your ideal body weight is what the medical community advises.
The advice comes from all the research, identifying the correlations with specific diseases and the weight (BMI) of the patients.
You are getting the added benefit of reducing the risk of diseases like Cancer, Heart Attacks, Strokes, High Blood pressure, Diabetes, etc. Also, it has been proven to help the children of people who maintain a healthy diet.
Strengthening the bones and teeth, which will help reduce the risk of bone-related diseases later in life.
Stronger bones come from the proper amount of minerals like calcium and magnesium which can be received from foods directly or by good supplements that have good absorption characteristics.
How Good Nutrition Affects Your Mood and Emotions
We have studied from 2016 which show a connection between a diet with a high glycemic load causing more symptoms of depression and fatigue.
Recently experienced this personally and the only way that I realized what was happening to me, was a drastic change in my behavior.
In July of this year, Diabetes walloped me, while it was self-inflicted and due to my own poor diet choices!
Before July my work schedule was crazy, and I was working all the time averaging 60 to 70 hours per week!
My Schedule is something that had to change, and thankfully a position came up that allowed me to reduce my workload to just a regular 40-hour week. A fantastic experience for someone who has been working crazy hours for over 30 years!
The benefits to my mood and general emotional state were pretty dramatic; people close to me asked what happened to me? They made comments about how relaxed and calm my demeanor was.
After a three-week break from work and a complete change in the way, I looked at food. That change was possible with the help of some excellent resources from my Doctors and Nurses and listening to the advice, it was like hearing it for the first time!
The effect my overall outlook has been amazing, I have not been a negative person for many years now, so that is not what I am talking about here… I am talking about how you feel on the inside; when it is much better, that infinitely affects what others see in you.
How Does Negative Thinking Affect Your Life?
Behaviors stem from our thoughts; something easily overlooked in our busy lifestyles. If we allow negative thoughts to get into our self-talk or subconscious and fester it will lead to behaviors that we probably do not want.
For example, if you are always telling yourself that you are no good, fail at everything you do, are not smart, nobody likes me, etc. what is going to come from these thoughts is bad behaviors that reinforce the unwanted feelings, causing the cycle to continue
There are a few times in life that we run across someone who wants to be negative, and when you do, the best way to deal with them is to avoid them as much as possible. You cannot help anyone who does not want to be improved!
Unless you have some ties that keep you connected to these types of people; it is best not to expose yourself, and if there is no alternative balance the experience with something that is positive and agrees with the goals that you have set.
The key is to do it on purpose, know what you are doing, and the only way to do that is to identify thoughts that are both opposed to your goals and the ones that support your goals. Then half the battle is won!
Your actions then will be to align yourself with people that are going to help you attain your goals, and you will be able to help them too.
How Does Exercise Affect Your Attitude?
Exercise is something that I have been struggling with getting a good routine down; that is doable and has a purpose in mind. Your attitude is going to have the most significant impact on whether you continue with any exercise program that you start.
You are relating your attitude towards your exercise in a way that will support what you want to accomplish with the exercise program. One thing that is important to mention here is that exercise has benefits to our mental state of mind.
Being stressed out and not remembering to focus on using exercise, like going for a walk, or getting on an elliptical machine and listening to some uplifting music.
These activities can cause the body to produce more endorphins, which is proven to help relieve stress symptoms and make us happier. Exercise is something that I have not done in the past and plan to focus on in the next phase of my journey.
Keeping your mind open to new ideas and ways to challenge yourself is going to be crucial to continuing with any workout program. We need to be willing to adjust our routines; keeping our attitudes right, is the key to be able to do that.
This post focuses on starting an exercise program; first in thinking about it in mind and the things people face while doing that activity.
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