A lot of the time people's first thought when they decide to get "healthy" is to lose weight. They will try fat burners, low calorie frozen dinners, 30 day food restrictions, 100 calorie snack packs and cardio upon cardio.
What they forget is that these easy, quick fixes don't last. I promise you they don't last. Sure, you can eat these frozen dinners, get on the treadmill for 2 hours a day and pop some fat burners. You may lose 10 lbs. But more than likely you are also going to lose energy, muscle, your sanity, happiness and enjoyment for life. Your every day life becomes full of calorie counting, stressing about food and not going to family functions because there's no food to eat that's "healthy". You do this for a week, maybe a couple months, until you crash and burn. You develop a crappy relationship with food, your body and your self-esteem. Sound familiar? Don't worry you're not alone, I use to be there too. When I tell people you CAN get to your healthy weight, enjoy food, not count calories, not stress about getting your workout in and love who you are, they say that sounds great but I could never do that. Guess what, YOU can. Never in a million years did I believe I would ever be where I am today. I have a background of crash dieting, binging, being overweight, fluctuating, hating myself and treating my body poorly. The things that changed my life around was my mindset. This is how I did it.
My name is Hanna Kuyper and my mission for iamwell comes directly from my past experiences. Read more