This is a great time to evaluate whether we are where we want to be and to make adjustments where necessary.
But the problem is, most of our resolutions are a reaction to what we DON’T want . . . “I’ve got to get rid of this fat, so I’m starting a new diet and joining the gym.”
What’s missing is a positive motivator. Pain — in this case the pain of being overweight — is a good motivator to get us started on change . . . but it doesn’t have staying power.
We need a positive reason to make change permanent. And really . . . what’s the point of going through the struggle if it’s not permanent?
So this year, if you’re (once again) deciding you’ve got to lose weight, I suggest you consider a different approach.
The best way to lose weight is to begin eating a truly healthy diet . . . one that you will continue to eat after losing the weight you want to lose . . . and your body will automatically and easily begin to lose that weight without dieting.
Research shows us that a diet of unprocessed plant-foods is the healthiest way to eat, and supports us in becoming — and remaining — slim and healthy, long-term.
For a wonderful video where Dr. Michael Greger presents the research on how a plant-based diet can uproot the leading causes of death, click here.
So if you’re motivated, as I am, to improve your life . . .
If you’ve been reflecting on how you want your life to be different . . .
I encourage you to make healthy changes as an act of love for yourself and others.
I celebrate you . . . as you are now, and as you are becoming!
May this year be a year where we consciously create lives of health and happiness!
Delisa is a plant-based nutrition and cooking instructor in Alaska. She believes that we are designed to be slim and healthy.