Most of us can identify with the common experience of using a “diet” to lose weight, feeling at least somewhat satisfied with results… And then watching in dismay as the weight returns. This happens because we tend to view weight loss and maintenance as a temporary endeavor, instead of a lifestyle change that become permanent. We aren’t practicing “sustainability” with regard to our health!
Just imagine if we took that same approach to an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Could you carry your own bags to the grocery store, ditch straws and lids, walk instead of driving, and take other measures toward protecting the environment for a year? Sure you could. But if you stopped all of those measures and went back to an unsustainable lifestyle once you felt “finished”, you wouldn’t be saving the environment. You would undo some damage for a period of time, and then resume environmental damage once more.
The same concept applies to your body. In order to get healthy and stay healthy, we have to consider our habits on a permanent basis. So what measures could you take, and implement them into your routine forever, that would help you keep lost weight from returning and stay healthy for a lifetime?
For more information on changing your eating and exercise habits, either for weight loss or for general health, give us a call. We can help you learn about your body’s needs and how to support yourself nutritionally to reach your goals.