In general, sliming regimes don’t have good reputation because of the health experts who accuse them of being harmful to the body. Some sliming regimes are indeed far from beneficial. Others are natural and can give good results! But often what hampers the efforts is the lack of motivation.
If you decide to diet, what are the most common recommendations?
For a successful diet it is well known, that it is generally recommended to limit sugars, cereals (even complete list of cereals), legumes such as peas, beans, etc. Also to avoid fried and processed foods, as well as grilled meats (especially barbecued meats). To eliminate the extra pounds it is important to drink plenty of water (at least 6 cups of water daily to promote drainage and remove toxins). It is also recommended to avoid soft, sugary and alcoholic drinks, harmful to the health.
How to convince yourself to change your habits and adopt a new diet in your everyday life?
It is not always easy to change the eating habits overnight and regain a healthy diet, without falling back into the old ways! Often the problem with drastic diets is that after losing weight, people quickly give in to their old demons, succumbing again, hence the yo-yo effect. As a result the pounds end up back very quickly. In avoiding resuming the pounds lies the real challenge for all the efforts you have made to achieve this: MENTAL strength and changing diet, not to only lose weight (even if it is the first set goal) but to stay healthy as well. This is to convince yourself that the food you used to eat do harm to your body and that eating healthy is the best option for you.
An example of a diet: gluten-free diet
The gluten-free diet is recommended in case of celiac disease even though many non-allergic people have decided to ban gluten from their diet by avoiding wheat, bread, cakes, pastries, etc. Indeed, bread consumption is often linked to poor digestion, gas and bloating, intestinal pain, etc.
Do you want to make gluten intolerance test? Begin by banishing all foods containing gluten for a week to observe the changes and/or improvements on your body and write them in a notebook.
Many people are unaware of their level of intolerance to certain foods, hence the negative health consequences for long-term, when not treated, intestinal disorders can cause more serious conditions. Furthermore, when nutrients are poorly assimilated, deficiencies can occur, which will weaken the immune system. Inflammation of the intestine may also be the cause of an autoimmune disease. A poorly maintained intestinal flora is also the factor for weakening the system, which causes the appearance of bacteria and infections. In fact, eating foods that your digestive system is struggling to assimilate will weaken the intestinal walls, which will facilitate the transition of proteins in the blood and lead to more serious disorders (allergies, etc.).
An example of gluten intolerance
In the case of gluten intolerance, if you decide to stop consuming gluten, you will see that after one week, most of the inconvenience that you used to suffer will disappear.
You’ll probably lose a few pounds and a few inches around the waist (with the disappearance of bloating the size of your stomach will shrink).
Do not give up your efforts along the way, at the sight of a tempting pastry. The key to successful dieting is to PERSEVERE not to suffer the yo-yo effect.
It is difficult to banish foods we love and we used to eat.
Take the example of smoking. Although we are all convinced that smoking is harmful to the health and that it causes lung cancer, many persist in this bad habit. Like dieting, some decide to stop for a while and then resume their smoking habits. Unless strong trigger which will force you to permanently stop smoking, one can start smoking again.
Why this tendency to get discouraged during and/or after a diet?
Whatever the good intentions, we all have the urge at one time or another, to want to come back to our old habits. This is a normal and human reassuring reflex.
Whatever the motivation and the level of excitement you had by taking the new resolution, change of minds happens in our lives, and it will naturally fade after a few days to reappear eventually. This is a healthy, normal psychological process, which proves that a person is stable (psychologically) because no one can change the way of thinking overnight.
The only changes that can truly operate and persist over time are those that have been “fed” with an idea to which we are constantly faced and which will eventually be self-evident from a certain moment.
The only resolutions that bears fruit are those that are deeply rooted in us a long time and eventually make us want to change. Clearly, this is a long process which first goes into the subconscious and that will give us a day or another, the motivation to implement these changes.