So, I want to follow my own and your advice! Here is a recap of some of the health and weight management advice I’ve gotten and/or given myself, which I want to implement in my OWN life…
- “ If you treat your body with respect; giving it nurturing foods, enough rest, enough liquids, keep it moving and keep stress at bay, it will be good to you too and it will try its hardest to keep you at your healthiest (read: optimum weight) as possible!!”
- “Try NOT to focus on the number on the scales too much!!”
- “Listen to your body instead of your brain! To keep yourself from compulsive or obsessive behavior – give your brain a break when it comes to food! It doesn’t belong there in the first place! We are all very capable of feeling and knowing with our gut instinct what is good for us and what isn’t! We didn’t count calories in Paleolithic times now did we?!”
- “Eyes closed, no scale, just FEEL. Your goal should be to feel fit, healthy and happy“
- “Relax and don’t stress yourself about weight gain. It will come on its own as long as you live a healthy life. “ – thanks to George T
- “The key for everything is PERSEVERANCE. Believe me, sometimes you just have to struggle much much harder than you think.” – thanks to Alexia
- “My advice for you would be to focus on your day to day actions (eating enough calories, strength training, etc.) and focus less on hitting that goal weight”
“That “what you focus on will multiply.” Focus on the positive aspects of your journey and give your mind some peace” – thanks to Allison
After reading my previous post once more I found myself in a contradictory situation. I was saying A but doing B. Like most humans tend to do, I got carried away by striving instant result in a (almost) compulsive way!
From now on I will focus my attention more on rebuilding a healthy lifestyle without fussing over instant results!
The silly thing is I know all of this rationally by heart! But for some reason when it comes to your own little self, it’s so easy to conveniently forget what’s best – and give yourself a hard time by pushing yourself way too hard with all rationality left behind!
I will still follow my most recently uploaded nutrition & workout plan, but I will stop focusing on calories and the amount of carbs I consume. I will keep in mind to eat enough carbs though; but I will stop calculating my meals!
One of the main reasons why a nutritionist and dietitian can help people to lose or gain weight is because they do the calculating and journaling for you. You can focus on eating clean and exercising regularly, while they do the math part of the deal – it makes it easier not to over obsess over weight management! Like doctors go to see their doctor when they feel ill, I need to realize I’m not a failure as a nutritionist if I can’t “fix” myself in a few weeks time ;-) I’m just such a DARNED perfectionist! Lol.
My main advice to ANYONE on weight management is always to stop being overly active on controlling your weight in whatever way (fitness – eating – calculating). It’s simply not healthy and not worth the time and effort! So while I’m learning others to relax when it comes to health and weight – I guess I have a hard time to do so myself!
I’ll go back to how I’ve done things before; not fussing about weight so much! Sorry to all my friends and family who are always asking me if I’ve finally put on some weight – I’m not going to focus on my weight anymore (｡◕‿◕｡)!
I will however post my food and workout diary every week to keep myself accountable for creating new healthy habits! And help me discover more about my body and how I react to certain foods (in the future I’d like to get more into healing my many food sensitivities and allergies – so keeping a food journal will be helpful for that)!
Thank you all for following my road to health and sharing your thoughts! ♥