Part of natural personal care is realizing when you need to make a positive change to what you are eating. As one grows older, eating whatever you want–junk food and fast food alike–will only hurt you in the long run. Here is our advice on how to change that for the better.
First and foremost, do not call it a diet. Call it something else: a lifestyle change, for example. The word diet has a negative connotation to it that seeps into the back of a person’s mind that they have to give up all the foods they want and exercise for hours on end. Calling it a lifestyle change gives it more meaning and weight, instilling a sense of overall change not just to your body, but for how you live your life as well.
Research the most realistic ways to tackle your lifestyle change, one that you are comfortable with and will work for you. Not all bodies are created equally and thus not all diets are for everybody. Now incorporate it to your overall schedule in a way that does not intrude on other priorities–exercising and eating healthy foods have to become part of your life. If you think you might have trouble, keep it simple in the beginning. Try a day or two a week of exercising, including cardio, and cook your own meals.