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The 2 Most Important Ingredients For Success With Diet And Health Transformations

Nov 28, 2007
It's not uncommon for women to feel desperate and discouraged when they feel they simply cannot get off the eating roller coaster or implement the kinds of diet and health changes they would like to put in place for themselves.

They feel isolated and alone. Many of them are afflicted with guilt, continually encounter frustration, and seem unable to escape their feelings of hopelessness.

I have discovered that if women include two very important ingredients in their health transformations they are much more likely to succeed in taking control of their lives and health.

The Importance of Having a System

With health information coming at us from all directions, we can quickly become overwhelmed and not know which way to turn. When we lack a SYSTEM to put all of this information in order and to apply it, the information tends to slip through our fingers and is lost to us.

Most of us already find it a challenge to juggle work, families and the demands of modern day living. Trying to filter through the constant barrage of information we are subjected to on a daily basis, however valuable, can be one of the biggest barriers to taking positive steps forward when we're already so consumed with or other day-to-day responsibilities.

So, we've got to have a system.

But what does that mean?

Well, I'm talking about more than some menu planners and shopping lists, here. Too many people approach diet changes without considering the degree to which such changes affect all the other elements of their lives.

We cannot expect to make lasting diet changes without it impacting every element of our lives. That's why a truly effective system needs to take the many different factors that play into your total health equation into consideration. It's not just about the food! It's about fitness, relationships, creativity, and confidence too.

For example, how much does something like our sexuality and sensuality play into our relationship with food?

It doesn't make sense to even consider making major diet changes without examining the fact that these changes are going to impinge themselves upon all the other aspects of our lives as well.

So, the ideal system would be a system that looks at diet and nutrition for what it is: just one factor that plays into your overall health equation.

Even More Important Than A System, You Need Support

The missing piece that far, far too many people overlook when they ask themselves why their efforts to succeed with diet and health changes seem sabotaged is a chronic lack of real, loving SUPPORT.

Modern day society has caused us to become somewhat individuated. We see our problems as being unique to ourselves and we can easily become introverted and isolated when we struggle with health and diet. When we're in that place, we can forget that this is a shared universe, and we're all in the process together.

Each of us has an ability to impact the lives of others. I like to call that ripple-potential. That impact on others quickly touches the lives of more people than you can imagine, because each of the people you touch has their own sphere of influence, too. That's the ripple.

That means, one person can make a difference.

I'm not saying you won't run into any difficulties when you have a system and support. You will meet with challenges. We all do, but how you approach them makes all the difference in the world.

You see, within a supportive community, when we are confronted with challenges in our health and our lives, we understand that we're also simultaneously presented with an opportunity to learn, to grow and to take this growth and learning and use it to positively affect the lives of others.

When we've eliminated isolation from the equation, bumps in the road present opportunities for support, for sharing and for growth instead of reasons to fall off the proverbial "wagon."
Wherever you are in your health progress, know this:

You have something to learn and to share, and whatever that is, it may very well be the missing piece in someone else's health puzzle.

Be bold. Be courageous. Your health journey is not just about you, it's about all the lives that you can touch when you're really feeling and looking your best ever.
About the Author
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