How to Lose Weight without Lifting a Weight: Know Your Body
- Simple changes, maximum effect
- Learn the real secrets of fitness
My main goal with RYPT was to create fitness that is sustainable, in moderation, enjoyable and also helps improve lives via education without taking short cuts!
Enlightening the actual truth about fitness is far more powerful than copying what other people do and hoping it works: understanding is the real deal breaker.
Lesson 10: Yourself
Changing your life comes from a conscious decision within.
It’s fair enough trying to eat well and planning your nutrition around healthy foods, but that is not to say that all of these will agree with your body.
Digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, gluten intolerance and coeliac disease have become more common as our food is tampered with. It’s at your discretion if you listen to what your body is saying but if eating is causing bloating, indigestion and irritation then it should be something that you review.
Regardless of what is considered to be good for you, if it does not agree with your body then you are wasting your time. Only you can proficiently decide what is good for your body at what is not. Yes, some foods will take a bit of adjustment however if the general consensus is that they do not agree with you then that is a warning sign.
Ultimately, you should enjoy food: enjoy the taste of it, enjoy the texture of it and it should not be a chore to eat. It is one of the simplest pleasures in life and you should not deny yourself what you enjoy within good reason.
If you are dreading meal time, have a tendency to wander towards unhealthy options or find it difficult to maintain your routine that these are signs that you need to change your nutrition.
Try something new every week: a recipe, food or even a new restaurant (for that illusive treat meal).
This may be one of the simplest ideas but you can’t underestimate the power of what your body tells you.
This links into the concept of mindfulness (which is the idea of being more self aware). If you read last week’s blog you will know about Headspace, the free app which introduces you to it for ten minutes a day.
It’s incredibly simple the change of being introduced to it but in this day and age, it’s never been easier to access a whole world of ideas.
Above all, your lifestyle alterations should be steady, sustainable, enjoyable and moderated changes – the ethos of RYPT.
Remember, RYPT is about sustainability, moderation and enjoyment! There are no fads or shortcuts, just facts.
Listen to your body and especially the digestive system
Try mindfulness via the free Headspace app
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