Why Diet Is Important:

by doclind1 - Date: 2009-07-21 - Word Count: 826 Share This!

Diet is the routine of what you eat. Nutrition is the value of what you consume.

You can have a diet full of junk; it is still called a diet. Not a great one, but a diet nonetheless. Your diet is a general term you use that may be filled with anything and can do good things to you or bad things. It is a category, a term used to define a group of food that you enjoy. Diet does not mean weight loss necessarily. A diet is anything you eat. We call it your "diet" referring to the food you eat.

Nutrition is the quality of the diet or the food you eat. Nutrition varies in quality. You can have a nutritionally challenged diet or a highly nutritious diet.

There is a lot of information about diets -- some good, some okay, and some not even worth spending a moment on. How is anyone supposed to know what to do?

While you could spend a lifetime on the subject, and maybe you should, there are only a few great ideas you really should know. Well-meaning people try to make the rules of diet fit their style of life and that becomes a problem.

What About Diet Food

If you think you can buy some kind of diet food and make it work to loose weight for the long-term: it isn't going to happen! It is not possible. Oh, you can loose weight without much thought or direction. You already know what to do.

A challenge is to live a healthy lifestyle while eating packaged diet food. This isn't going to happen unless you make your own diet food.

Commercial diet food does not have vitamins and nutrients and is sold at exuberant prices for your convenience because you work too hard. But if you don't buy packaged food when you come home you work even harder trying to find something to put together for dinner while trying to satisfy finicky eaters who live in your house.

Here's some great news for you! You can prepare your own diet food! Yes, it is possible and there are several good reasons to do this. The benefits of preparing your own diet food:

Taste better than what is soaked in food additives and chemicals
Is more satisfying than reading the ingredient in packaged food
Will give you satisfaction in your cooking talents

It takes planning and attention but isn't it worth the effort? The food you eat goes into your body and makes you healthy or unhealthy.

Weight Loss for the Weak of Mind

Weight loss motivation is one of the most important parts to diet and weight loss.

Here are just a few motivation tips to keep you on track.

Only weigh yourself every now and then. Plan long term about this project. This is a lifestyle change so go easy on yourself. If you look at a scale every week, you know whether you need to make changes or not. Keep a picture of the heavier version of yourself in plain sight. This image will remind you of everything you need to loose weight and will keep you from sliding back into old habits. It will also remind you of how far you have come and how much better you will look.

Concept your new you everyday. Think about how you want yourself to look. If you have achieved your new goals then just imagine yourself doing some new things, in your new body.

Make new goals farther and higher. If you reach your ideal weight, then you should set some new goals that will push you further into health. As soon as you don't, you will likely fall back into old habits. It is easy to slip back into old habits so work to achieve something new. For example if you have reached your ideal weight, then set a goal to increase your workout. Think about yourself in perfect health, like you never imagined you could. Look long and hard, make your goal and then achieve it. Nothing will keep you more motivated then making and accomplishing your new goals.

Find a manual about food, diet, and weight loss. There's nothing like a program of how to eat that will motivate you.

Since you've read this far I might as well let you in on a secret. Eating correctly is easy. The difficult part is setting your rules. When you set your rules you are less likely to fail. Sure, you will stumble. But don't get down on yourself. On the other hand you've got to keep going. You can't give up because you've messed up a day or week's diet.

One major problem is gaining confidence in yourself to trust what you decide about your food rules. Only you can make them, only you can follow them, only you can stop them, and only you can re-set them.

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