If you are not educated about health and fitness topics, and therefore don’t understand the pros and cons of these diet and exercise “solutions,” you’re putting yourself in a vulnerable position. You might be fooled by false marketing tactics. And you may even end up adopting a diet or exercise program that’s bad for your health. Click on the following links to learn more about the dangers of fad diets and “quick and easy” weight-loss programs:
Where to Begin
Start by trusting yourself and cultivating knowledge. When working toward any sort of life goal—whether it be health, fitness, contentment, or something else—knowing what you’re doing and why you’re doing it may not be enough. You must also understand how it works. For example, there’s a big difference between knowing that fried foods and sugary processed foods are “bad” for you vs. understanding exactly how the consumption of polyunsaturated fats and empty sugar calories (as opposed to good sources of sugar) can harm your body. Likewise, there’s a big difference between knowing that certain foods are “good” for you vs. understanding the scientifically-supported benefits of foods like fruits, root vegetables, and healthy milk products. Once you understand the “how” behind your actions, it becomes much easier make healthy, informed decisions on a day-to-day basis. In this way, the foundation of understanding serves as an effective tool for self-motivation. It can help you follow through on your intentions and achieve your goals for 2017 and beyond.
The foundation of understanding is the key to getting motivated—and staying motivated—along the path to health and happiness.
For more suggestions designed to help you achieve motivation and follow through on your individual path to health and happiness, check out my blog post: How to Stay Motivated: A Five-Step Guide.
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