Can I lose weight without compromising my enjoyment of life?

Rewarding yourself with chocolate or longer sleeping hours will not derail you from your purpose, but inspire you all the more.

Q: Is there a better way to lose weight without compromising my enjoyment of life?

Yes, there is. But it requires a re-programming of your needs and desires. List down your pleasures, as in comfort foods and habits.

Example: You find exercising a bore and you're a chocoholic. Or, you skip breakfast because you sleep late and wake up before noon.

A close examination of your lifestyle is crucial to the fulfillment of your wellness goals. Do you have enthusiasm? Channel this energy toward your ultimate objective-to look and feel better than ever before. Be honest with yourself. There are a few concessions you must make if you want results.

I don't believe in the adage "no pain, no gain." If at all, no discipline, no delight. And definitely, you will be delighted with yourself.

In my book, a little treat now and then is good. Rewarding yourself with chocolate or longer sleeping hours will not derail you from your purpose. On the contrary, it should inspire you all the more. Just don't finish the entire box of chocolates in one sitting!

Know that losing weight isn't just for vanity - it's for your health.

By making yourself lighter, you will prevent heart disease and diabetes, improve bone health and endurance, and strengthen the immune system.

Exercise makes you happy. The neuropeptide beta-endorphin was found to significantly reduce pain and promote feelings of euphoria. In short, exercise fights depression and anxiety attacks.

Combine weight resistance with cardiovascular activities as well as flexibility routines.

1. Join a club-dancing, running, biking, swimming-anything that makes you move. If you don't exercise, you will do your heart a great injustice.

2. Sign up for yoga or Pilates.

3. Be a gym member.

What to eat from now on: fish, vegetables, chicken without the skin, lean meat. If you must, spices of all kind, especially turmeric, found in curry, has anti-aging benefits.

4. Drink plenty of water, a minimum of eight glasses daily.

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