A diet should only ever be seen as a small part of making a positive change in your life. The real fundamental commitment comes from within your mind, your behaviour, your enthusiasm and your commitment to change.
A 2 week diet may well give short term gains for an immediate event such as a wedding or other big social event but a bigger change comes in setting higher standards for yourself and a long term goal. A new diet means making more changes than just shifting eating habits. It is a shift in lifestyle than can easily be adapted to fit in with your current activities and actions.
An exercise regime, or at least a routine, goes hand in hand with a new diet. The 2 together are a potent combination if used in the right way. Learn how to marry the 2 together and it can be a much quciker and ultimately more successful path you follow. It’s easier if you enjoy the path so make it a mission not only for your body but for your mind.
The mind is often underestimated when controlling weight loss and health kicks. It’s all well and good breaking bad habits and forging good ones but if you are ultimately not feeding you mind with positivity as well as you body you will fail. You may suceed in the short term, but in the long term you will fail.
Habitual changes need to become part of your life. You need to reach a point where you are no longer categorising yourself as someone who is on a diet. You are just someone who eats healthily and exercises for enjoyment and pleasure. This is a lifestyle shift and a psychological shift that allows you to free yourself from the shackles and the pressure of a diet. Short term changes will lead to lifelong benefits for you, your family and your future.