Holistic Approaches To Weight Management

Check out This Holistic Approach to Weight Loss

A holistic approach to anything may include the incorporation of intellectual, spiritual, and physical well-being. Using this approach in your weight loss efforts is another angle for looking at weight loss.

If you think of the body as being connected with the mind and spirit, this may have a vital impact on your weight loss goals and achievements.

The Mind

The mind plays an important and vital role in everything you do. The mind can use determination to set and even surpass a goal or the mind can talk us out of just about anything.

Holistic approaches such as meditation can relax the mind enough so that things such as overeating and emotional eating are minimized if not eradicated.

fresh fruit for a low fat breakfastMany individuals are overweight not simply due to genetics. Some individuals find comfort in certain foods and use eating as an emotional tool for escape. Yoga and meditation are wonderful ways to alleviate stress and heal the mind, which has a spiral effect on what you may or may not put in your mouth thereafter.

The mind can also envision or manifest itself to healthy weight goals. A holistic approach to weight loss for some is manifesting and visualizing in this way. Some even goes as far as putting up a visualization board or a photo of a coveted swimsuit or even buy a pair of pants in a size for the desired weight goal.

The Physical Body

The physical body needs exercise in order to maintain optimal wellness. When dieting, the physical body needs to keep up with those exercises in order to see results. Not only is exercise important to weight loss goals so are things like yoga that get the body and mind connected as one.

Walking is another wonderful way to have the mind, body connection while dieting. Power walking or brisk walking can help you to keep calories off and uplift your mind in many ways. Walking in a group or with a partner is another exceptional way to keep the physical body and mind connected in a holistic approach to weight loss.

The Spiritual Body

While keeping your mind and body happy, healthy, and strong are essential to keeping weight off, keeping the spirit body happy is essential, as well. Meditation, yoga, proper sleep, prayer, and connecting with others who are spiritually alike with you are all important components of the whole mind, body, spirit connection.

If your mind is healthy and your body is active, as well as having an uplifted and empowered soul, chances are that your weight loss goals are closer than you would think.


 

Try A Spiced Green Tea Smoothie!

To make strong tea for this smoothie, brew 2 green tea bags in 6 oz boiling water; refrigerate.

Caffeine and an antioxidant called catechin are thought to stimulate your nervous system and increase fat-burning, so green tea can help you shed pounds and trim your waist.

Recipe Is:
Low Calorie,
Low Cholesterol,
Low Fat,
Low Saturated Fat,
Low Sodium

How to Make It

Step 1

Put all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Drink cold.

Step 2

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup strong green tea, chilled
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon (2-3 TBSP)
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 1 small pear, skin on, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free plain yogurt
  • 6-8 ice cubes

 

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