There is a lot that can be said about better living. Is building your personal power and gaining control of your life a part of living better? Absolutely. You can definitely gain control of your life and build personal power through better living. Here is how it works.
Whole Foods Versus Processed Foods
When you are watching your diet, what you eat and how much of what you eat becomes very important. Medical studies have shown that high levels of sugar are bad for the body and that natural foods tend to be very good for the body. Natural foods do not necessarily mean organic foods, although there is nothing wrong with those. Natural foods mean foods that are not pre-cooked or pre-assembled. Often times these pre-assembled foods contain preservatives that are not found in food normally. These foods also tend to have a higher level of salt and fat which is not good for the body.
Regulating Portion Size Instead of Saying “Off Limits”
When eating food, you should pay attention to how you eat and how much you eat. If you find yourself with a bag of chips on the couch in front of the television, that’s not good. If you find yourself with a small plate of chips in front of the television, that’s better. By limiting the consumption of calories and fats, you can quickly see results in the mirror. Eating a small amount of bad food is better than eating a lot of that food and eating none is almost impossible. Rather than set yourself up for failure by saying none, set limits as to how much and how often. Eating a lot of good-for-you foods is not good either. Moderation should be shown at all times.
Adding Fitness to Feel Better
Changing your diet and seeing a result using that method is very empowering. Working out and exercising can also be very empowering. This is because the body builds strength and consumes more calories, accelerating the achievement of weight loss and fitness goals. Working out can be done as a combination system, with weights and classes, just weights or just classes. It really does not matter. What matters is that you feel and become stronger and make the fitness goals that you have set a part of everyday life. This accomplishment of goals can make you feel stronger and more empowered.
Empowerment Leads to Success
Watching what you eat and how you handle your body is very important. Just as important is how you view the body. If you view your body as weak and incapable, the body may be strong, but the individual is not empowered. By viewing your body in a realistic, yet flattering light, you can become empowered and realize that the body is strong and capable. This can lead to bigger and better changes in life and protection from the harshness of people who attempt to knock down others in order to stand taller.