At the beginning of every new year, many of us make a resolution to “get in shape.” The reasons are simple: we want to look better, feel better, improve our health, and be more athletic.
But how can we achieve these objectives? First off, forget about miracle products and methods that promise results with no effort. Getting in shape always means eating better and exercising regularly. It’s not rocket science: when you burn more calories than you consume, you have a negative calorie count, which translates into weight loss. Obviously, you won’t turn into a top athlete overnight. It’s important to set realistic, measureable, positive goals: that way you can enjoy the feeling of success when you achieve them. In the kitchen, making healthy choices is a matter of discipline. Plan your meals ahead of time to avoid succumbing to temptation in the supermarket.
When making make major lifestyle changes, it helps to have a spouse, friend, or colleague to cheer you on, talk you through the tough times, and share tricks and tips. You’ll soon see the tangible difference healthy eating and regular exercise make in many parts of your life. What are you waiting for?