hile most of us know what we need to do to eat well and stay healthy, it is often easier said than done.
The way we view our health and fitness on a daily basis has a significant impact on whether or not weight control and a healthy lifestyle is routine or a sporadic health kick for a few weeks each year.
Fad diets, weight-loss challenges and boot camps may all have some short-term benefits for the mind and the body, but until health and fitness is viewed as a way of life as opposed to a short-term commitment, you are likely to find yourself back where you started, signing up for yet another health and fitness craze before you realise it.
Once you prioritise looking after your body for good, daily decisions that impact on your health are a whole lot easier to make.
Instead of purchasing fresh produce to support your new diet plan, you are setting aside time each week to purchase the foods your body needs to be at its best. You are not depriving yourself of your favourite foods, but you no longer have a desire to eat them as you have eaten well during the day and are not craving treats and sweet rewards.
Such motivation and focus develops gradually once you admit you are not feeling 100 per cent on a daily basis, and know that you would feel and look much better if you looked after your body a little more, fuelling it with good-quality food, moving it regularly and keeping your intake of high-fat, highly processed foods to a minimum.
To make changes to your own health and fitness mindset, start by observing your healthrelated behaviour. Take a look at