Why Goals Are Important

 How To Begin

Instead of thinking about weight loss negatively, you should say I will,
I can and I will succeed. You will be more confident while saying each
of these things to yourself once you learn how to change your
mindset.

To motivate yourself, you should know the value of
motivation and how it can help you achieve your goals.
This is the main purpose of this post. With this guide, you will know
the true meaning of a mindset that can help you become successful
and more efficient in achieving your weight loss goals.

Changing your mindset is important, and you have to realize the reasons why you nhave to consider it.

With this guide, you can manage your weight and learn everything
you can do to reach your goals. Your journey to have a successful and
satisfying weight loss is just about to start. Read on!

Your mindset plays a very crucial role when in weight loss.

What happens to you physically is just a reflection of the changes that occur inside your system. Thus, you are what you think.

A person who aims to lose his or her excess weight will experience
changes in his or her blood pressure and heart rate. Likewise, the
electrical conductivity of your skin and breathing reacts to your
emotions and thoughts.
Perhaps, you think you are too fat or that you are not physically fit at
all. If you are not happy, stress will make your body feel that it’s in an
unsafe state. This will result in the release of stress-causing hormones.

When stressful thoughts and bad emotions are pursued,
your body will become more tense. The stress-causing hormone
which is known as cortisol, has a great impact on your digestive
system and weight. Belly fat is among the visible signs of stress

You should maintain your body in a normal condition. Therefore, you
have to find ways to stay fit and healthy. Eating foods that are useful
to your mindset is the best technique for eliminating your stress and
improving your health. This will let you achieve successful weight
loss, even without dieting.

If you have a closed mindset, you are the kind of person who tends to
run from challenges. Also, you probably give up easily when you
experience difficulties in achieving your goals.

Although you have determination to change, everything is to hard for you. Thus, you decide to just stay within your comfort zone. You are determined to start taking steps to lose weight, but once you fail to see the results as soon as possible, you just prefer to surrender and discontinue
everything.

If you have an open and positive mindset, you are always ready and have the courage to face any challenges throughout your journey. You must expect obstacles to come your way, but when something wrong happens, you should look for to deal with them using a strategy which will help you go in the positive direction.

When you have a closed mindset, you tend to refrain from listening to
the pieces of advice and suggestions of people who surround you. You
will ignore the comments of those people so that you can stay on your
current path. You also think that your efforts are useless as you know
that you will not make it until the end.

A person who has an open mindset is the one who listens to what
others may tell him or her. He or she also reflects his or her own
thoughts, attitudes and actions. When you have this kind of mindset,
you should take small steps forward. Having positive mindset equates
to having emotional intelligence.

You know that changes will never occur without it. If you have a closed mindset, you tend to look more on the physical aspect. You look at other people and you feel envious and jealous because they are successful. You assume that you can do better thanthem, but you do nothing.

By having a positive mindset, the actions taken by other people turn to be your inspiration. You witness their achievements and you learn from seeing what they do. You will take that and you will look for something that will work for you. As you can see, having a closed mindset will never help you achieve the results you desire. You will remain in your current state forever and you will fail to notice developments and changes. You fail to grow because you do not change your mindset or you do nothing to
overcome your negative thoug

When you open up your mind and you choose to do it, you will begin
to see the changes that happen to you. Developments will be visible
and you will start to experience success. If you are aiming to make changes in the shape of your body and in the state of your health,you should start with your mind.

The weight loss results you expect will be granted to you once you have
developed a proper body image. A well-developed body image seems
to provide the blueprint of the exact look you would like to achieve.

Change Thinking Patterns

Physical activity

works best when it’s a steady part of your life, and exercise at home may be much more convenient than going out of your comfort zone and attempting to find time to get to the gymnasium.

It’s a little tricky, so we can start of with an easier request.

Also, physical exercise is commonly more gratifying if it takes place in a comfortable environment, and what’s better than doing all the strenuous activities all in the safety and comfort of your home? Exactly.

When you start off with easy exercising patterns, you will be able to stick with it more readily and move on to more formal physical exertion more quickly.

Many of us are hooked on our automobiles, but if we simply make a little change and ditch our rides and opt to walk there ourselves, we may turn daily errands into a great work out. Instead of driving to the corner food market, why not walk or ride a bicycle?

Try exchanging your regular drive through around town with casual runs and brisk walks instead. Doing so will not only help save a lot of cash for gas but you’ll also be helping Mother Nature instead of contributing to pollution. Fantastic, I know.

When you’re thinking about what to have for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s always good to attach some sort of physical activity that goes along with it.

 

For example, after dinner you can take a nice walk around the park. Drilling the idea of exercise after meals is vital for creating the perfect mindset to shed those pounds.

Take the stairs instead of the elevator in your apartment building. Walk your neighbor’s dog. Join a fun run. There are so many fun ways to get fit!

If you have any kids, that’s great! Kids love to move and play about. Get your kids walking around with you, and instead of packing the whole family into the mini-van, opt to walk instead. Fresh air and great exercise is wonderful.

 

Another great way to get as much physical activities in is through multi-tasking. Get yourself a wireless handheld and have a conversation with your friend while lifting weights. This is stealthy and effective.

Tasks that entail standing up, like vacuuming or dusting, don’t need to be unappealing anymore. Plan to engage in them a couple of times each day. Utilize ankle weights and take little “walking breaks” to stretch out your legs if you are able to.

Do five or ten push-ups each time you enter or leave a room. Not too long, simply a couple of seconds to get your motor running.

A lot of people view their television set as the foe when it comes to physical activity, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Think about the amount of time you spend on the sofa watching television, and then simply have yourself on a treadmill while you’re watching. Presto!

Black Bean Salad

Ingredients

The Salad – (I try to keep the cuts not too much bigger than the beans & corn – for appearance & to get a little of everything in a spoonful)

2 lbs. black beans (I have a pressure cooker, but go ahead, use 2 15 oz. cans, well-rinsed.)

2 lbs. cooked sweet corn, cut from the cob (OK, you can use 2 – 15 oz. cans of whole kernel corn or 2 lbs. of frozen corn, drained)

8 green onions, diced

2 cloves garlic, large, minced

2-3 jalapeno peppers, cleaned, diced (more if you like)

1 green Bell pepper, cleaned, diced (I also sometimes add a small sweet red pepper, for both sweetness & color)

1 ripe avocado, large, pitted, peeled and diced

1 jar (4 oz) pimentos, drained

3 tomatoes, seeded & diced

1C fresh cilantro, chopped

Sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper to taste

The Dressing

3 T fresh lime juice

2 T fresh orange juice

2-1/2 tsp lime zest

1/2 tsp ground cumin

Sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper to taste

 

Directions

 

Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Season with the salt & pepper. Whisk the dressing vigorously to incorporate. Add the dressing to the salad and gently toss to combine everything. Chill until ready to serve. Lightly toss again prior to serving.

 

Prepare this salad at least 4 hours prior to serving to let everything – except the avocado – marry joyfully in the bowl.

 

You do want to let the avocado bathe in the lime juice of the dressing – better presentation that way, and you can store the avocado pieces in a small container. Then, pour the dressing off the avocado and mix the salad with the dressing, then dress the top of the salad with the avocado pieces at service.

 

Very pretty dish & the absence of any oil seems to make all the veggies sparkle in a light citrus glow. You want this salad well chilled, but if you don’t bathe the avocados in the dressing first, they will end up looking like grey lumps of pork as the air hits them.

About Dieting

There’s no greater reason to diet than for your personal health and welfare. Those of us who are overweight understand better than most the risks and possible consequences that might result because of our weight. Much like smokers however, the risks don’t always appear quite so cut and dry till we reach our very own turning point. Whether your eating habits are born of an addiction to particular foods, an emotional need, or years of learned behavior and conditioning things won’t change until you totally adjust your eating habits and your life-style choices.

 

Dieting for most has become a life-style in and of itself with individuals rapidly flip-flopping or yo-yoing from one diet to another with little success and growing desperation over a sheer lack of results. The truth is that till you decide to forgive yourself for your failures and get right back on the wagon, as it were, after falling off no diet is going to be successful. A simple diet isn’t going to as if by magic make the pounds disappear and constantly depriving yourself of those things you enjoy most may have a more damaging effect than a positive effect.

The number one thing most individuals need to learn is that dieting isn’t always a great thing. What most individuals who are overweight need more than anything else is to incorporate positive lifestyle changes into their daily routines.

 

One more thing you should remember if it comes to dieting is that the scale may be your best friend or your worst enemy if dieting. If you’re weighing yourself daily in hopes of watching the scale tick off yet another pound you’re dooming yourself to failure. You’ll never accomplish the results you’re hoping for you if you’re going into depressive bouts of Rocky Road or Chunky Monkey nightly because you didn’t lose 10 pounds overnight.

 

If it comes to dieting there are really few diets that work. There are however, a lot of lifestyle changes that if practiced consistently and aggressively will work. The thing to remember is that you’re the one who must work because it’s quite unlikely that any diet will.