The fireworks, champagne and celebrations of the New Year have passed, now people are waking up this week to head back to school or work. Across America, gyms and grocery stores are full of people resolving to become a better person. The most common resolution being diet; often with claims like ‘no more sugar’ or ‘no more processed foods’ being made. Not long before New Years Eve, a friend of mine posed the question of “what will you resolve to add to your life”. I found that to be a very fascinating question, because this was using positive reinforcement to produce the same results. This shift in perception I thought to be key in the success in whichever the resolution is. Try adding these six foods to your diet, because knowing what to add to your diet is as important as knowing what to remove from it.
Why Are Diets Short Term?
The term dieting is often looked upon as a negative, so while we may not intend to do so, subconsciously
we may be sabotaging our success purely through the negative connotation usually associated with the word. Dieting in many cases is focused on being overweight, which means you are setting an end date in your mind for your diet. As soon as the target weight is achieved, the diet may be thrown right out the window, leading to the possibility of the weight being put back on. Instead of focusing weight, focus on the positives of what a new diet can bring to your life in terms of more energy, ability to concentrate or overall improvement in your health.
Another dieting claim that has a negative undertone to it is ‘I’ll start dieting after the holidays