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Losing Weight By Healthy Eating

May 19, 2008
Healthy eating is the key to natural weight loss. A balanced meal provides wholesome goodness which our body requires. But people are often guilty of not following this, or missing the exercise schedule for the day. Worse still, they might have nil motivation and quit or people tend to procrastinate to go on a weight loss or fitness regime. The problem with most people is that they dwell in either of the two extremes; all or nothing. Either they workout and diet like crazy, or they chuck the whole thing and go back to their old ways. This happens because people get discouraged and start feeling guilty when they stray from the healthy habits. They don't understand that it is a common thing and handling it out is the best solution. It is humanly impossible to mechanically follow a pre set program years together, without any deviation. It is so unrealistic.

If you do screw up, instead of chucking the whole regime, forge the straying and get back to the healthy lifestyle as soon as possible. This is more realistic practical. People often give in to temptations and distractions, this is human nature. But this does not mean that you immediately get discouraged. The best way of approach is to prepare, accept, keep an open mind and be optimistic. It is important to understand that obstacles form a part of anything and everything, and if you do give in to them you will return to your healthy habits without regret.

Straying from healthy food is not a crime for which you need to punish yourself. Instead stay confident and get back to your healthy food habits without feeling guilty. This way you keep moving forward and eventually end up eating and exercising the right way. When you have this kind of understanding, the concept of cheating gets out of the scenario. How can you enjoy eating something you don't like? You will definitely tend to stray. Instead of having a closed approach of good food and bad food, eat your favorite food. Gradually bring in ways to make your favorite tastes into health recipes so that you don't deprive yourself of your favorite textures and tastes. This way you will start enjoying what you eat. You won't stray from your habits and end up feeling guilty.

Remember that just because you are health conscious, you should not hog at the annual family get together. It is alright to compromise once in a while, and return to your healthy regime soon afterwards. It will make you feel better as you would have fed your craving fir sometime. Healthy eating habits do not mean you give away all your favorite food. It only means you make small changes to the recipe to make in balanced, wholesome and healthy. As you practice, with time, you will realize that there is not much difference between eating for pleasure and eating healthy. And with all your favorite tastes adopted in your healthy food you will not even know the difference.
About the Author
Gary Grewal is the founder of the site http://www.101weightloss.com/; A site featuring many articles on weight loss subjects such as eating habits, exercise, foods & nutrition, diets, pills etc. Visit his site for many more tips on natural weight loss.
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