By the title, you are probably expecting a scathing attack on the alternative side of health and weight loss, but actually, this is not the case. What I want to get across here is that a great deal of the weight loss process is most certainly in the mind of the person although it is not the whole process.
While it is important to get your mind into the right frame of thinking before you can expect to get the best success with your own methods for losing weight, it is also important to have a definite physical strategy to follow on with. To really get the best results and to give yourself the very best chance of success, this will involve a combination of a good, healthy and well balanced diet and a regular exercise program.
Now straight away, plenty of people are going to shy away from this idea because it sounds like it is going to involve some work on their behalf. Well, yes there is, but you have to remember that if you want anything for yourself, no matter what it is, you are going to have to do something to make it happen. If you want to get a new job, do you sit there at your present one dreaming about it and suddenly you get a great job offer out of the blue? No! It doesn't happen that way. you have to get off your backside and go0 looking for the job you want, then apply for it through the usual channels and then maybe if you are qualified you will get an offer of a job interview.
The same goes for losing weight. You can't just sit there and dream about having a great looking body and it magically appears. You should focus your thoughts on being positive, determined and motivated to succeed, certainly but then you have to take the next step. You have to do something to make it happen and that something is getting off your backside and getting yourself a good diet and working out some exercises that you can do on a regular basis.
So when you hear that weight loss is not all in the mind, you are hearing right. It starts in the mind as an idea, which grows into a definite goal to aim for which is followed by a mental attitude that is positive, upbeat and determined that you will achieve that goal. Then the physical side of things has to swing into action by working on your diet and exercise program that will ultimately result in you achieving your goal because that's what you set out to do, planned to do and went and did it.
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