Updated: Jun 18, 2021
Believe it or not, one of the best things you can do for yourself when it comes to diet is loving yourself. It’s an endless cycle, and it’s not always easy, but it’s by far the most important thing you can do to impact your health and positive outlook. Here’s how it works:
Eat healthy because you love yourself and you want a higher quality of life.
When eating healthy, you’re getting more nutrients, so you have more energy! Therefore, you become more active.
As a result of eating healthy and becoming active, you notice positive changes in your health, hair, skin, and body shape.
Results inspire more activity. The more active you are, the more active you want to be. You never thought you could do a 5K, but you do it as you can.
You feel great about yourself as you look good, feel fantastic, and accomplish the 5K.
Eating healthily encourages you to eat healthy-ER. You eat healthy as you love yourself.
It’s a continuous cycle and it’s beautiful!
Eat Healthy - Energy - Activity - Results - More Activity - Confidence - Eat Healthy
I’ve worked with kids who often think it’s not cool to be confident or they don’t like the kids that are cocky. The truth is there’s a difference between confident and cocky. The best definition was told to me by my friend Lynne, “Confidence is when you compare yourself to yourself, cocky is when you compare yourself to others.”
Confidence = “I’m doing the best I can. I’m doing a great job!” (We LOVE confidence! This is wonderful and a fantastic outlook. It’s when you do your best with what you have.)
Cocky = “I’m better than you. I’m a winner, you’re a loser.” (No one likes this outlook and quite frankly, no one is better than anyone else. You may want to adjust your outlook and perspective.)
It’s time to stop kicking the idea that diet and exercise are punishments, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Too many people chase diets. They eat unhealthy food as it’s quick, easy, and “tastes good” then they feel they need to discipline themselves and go on a healthy diet when they’ve gained weight. It’s the exact opposite. If I absolutely hate myself, I’d eat like crap. I’d eat fast food, chemicals, donuts, and dessert when I’ve thrown in the towel when I’m at my lowest. When I don’t care what others think about me, when I no longer worry about my health, and when I no longer care to have a quality of life, my family can do without me. THAT diet is the punishment, not my fruits and vegetables!
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