Are You Ready To Change Your Weight? Ask a Jacksonville Beach Fl. Chiropractor.
Most of us have been struggling with our weight for years or even decades before we learn to eat in the best way for our bodies. Over eating, or just eating the wrong foods, is a habit that is hard to break.
Some foods, like sugar and refined carbohydrates (white bread and pasta), can even be addicting in a similar way to drugs, alcohol or cigarettes. We may start to need the feeling of calm and satisfaction that comes with a blood sugar ‘high’.
Probably all of us have been eating sugar and refined carbohydrate foods since we were little kids. So it is not surprising if we go from one weight loss program to another, looking for the ‘magic’ diet that will solve all of our problems.
If you have successfully given up smoking, you may have tried many times and gone back to it before finally quitting for good. The same thing can happen with diets.
So what makes the difference between all the failed attempts and the one time that we actually quit? The answer is in the mind.
As a Chiropractor in Jacksonville Beach FL and Ponte Vedra Beach, I tell my weight loss patients that having the right attitude is vital. We have to be sure in our minds that we really want to change our eating habits.
It’s no good thinking that you want to lose weight, if you don’t want to change your eating. This is how most people approach diets. Even if they are not aware of it, what they really want is to carry on eating and living exactly as they do now, and magically become thin.
We have to see that this is not possible. Either the food habits or the exercise habits have to change, and both is best.
So before you start another diet, sit down and write all of the reasons why you want to *change your eating and exercise habits* – not the reasons why you want to lose weight.
These might include dealing with specific health problems that you have or generally feeling healthier, being able to play with kids, being free of the addiction to certain foods, being able to eat without guilt, etc.
Then focus on these benefits as you begin your new program. You will find that focusing on eating and fitness is much more effective than focusing on weight, appearance and the scale – because eating and fitness are the things that you actually need to change. The rest will follow automatically.
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As natural health care provider and chiropractic physician in Jacksonville Beach FL, I see my job as educating, coaching, and nurturing my patients to better health and wellness.
Yours In Health,
Dr. John Davenport