The statistics are truly sad: it seems that up to 80% of men and 90% of women are unhappy with the way they look. Nowadays, feeling good about yourself and being comfortable in your own body is not that common and people often have a hard time loving themselves. Luckily, there is a way to change this and do something that will help you fall in love with your own body. Start making changes and take steps that will help you get the body you’ve always dreamed of.
Change your diet
Sometimes people think that they have to forget about sweets and carbs in order to get the best results, but depriving yourself of certain foods will only make you crave them more. You can still enjoy desserts and fast food, but you should be smart and pick an alternative: fresh fruit dipped in raw honey instead of candy bars, cauliflower pizza crust, grilled instead of fried meat, flavored water instead of soda, and green tea instead of coffee in the morning. Luckily, Australian organic food industry is well-developed and you can find wonderful fresh, organic ingredients for delicious meals, so you can start cooking for yourself and forget about ordering fast food for a while.
Hitting the gym and going for a serious and strenuous workout session is a great way to lose weight and build some serious muscles, but it isn’t the best choice for everyone. People are different; some might love the gym and find the surrounding stimulating and inspiring, while others may shy away from it or simply not be able to find enough time in their schedules for the gym. The good news is that you don’t have to have a gym membership to work out. You can take up another activity instead, something that interests you: dancing, ice-skating, swimming, or surfing. As long as there’s an activity you enjoy, you shouldn’t hesitate to do it. For instance, you can always explore some of Melbourne’s museums, visit the Great Otway National Park and see the rainforest, or go surfing with friends.
It’s easy to forget that muscles are heavier than fat and that sometimes numbers on a scale aren’t as scary as you might think at first. As you become stronger and build more muscle mass, you will inevitably put on more weight but that doesn’t mean that you’re not losing fat in the process. Reaching that ‘ideal weight’ isn’t an impossible task. Keep track of your measurements – you should measure your waist, thighs, arms, and legs and see if those numbers go down even if the numbers on the scale seem to go up.
Adopt healthy habits
They say that the devil is in the details, so make sure you change those seemingly insignificant habits in order to get great better results. Start by using raw honey as a sweetener instead of white sugar, drinking a glass of water with lemon first thing in the morning, using the stairs instead of escalators, and parking a couple of blocks further than you usually do when you go somewhere. Make it a habit to eat fresh fruit, make your own smoothies, cook for your family, go for a walk after dinner, sip tea instead of coffee, or have your coffee black instead of adding cream and sugar.
Sometimes, getting that perfect dream body is a matter of how dedicated and determined you are, but at other times you might need a helping hand on that journey. Making big changes in your lifestyle, daily routine and diet may require that you talk to a specialist. Consult a nutritionist to help you with diet plans, professional fitness instructors to follow your progress and assist you when you’re working out. Even more importantly, it’s mandatory that you talk to a doctor if you’re thinking about a more extreme solution, such as gastric bypass. For those who are more inclined towards non-surgical solutions, body sculpting in Melbourne has become very popular as it uses non-invasive technologies to help you achieve your dream body.
Remember that having a perfect body isn’t easy – it takes a lot of hard work and dedication, and it isn’t something that happens overnight. It’s more important to make sure you’re healthy, strong, and that you feel comfortable in your own body. You will find your journey towards ‘dream body’ much more enjoyable if you love the small changes you’re making, and most importantly, if you love yourself.