Your decision to eat well and be active may not necessarily mean losing weight or looking slimmer. Rather, try to focus on following a healthier lifestyle. The more you improve your health, the more you get out of life.
Depending on your goal, a great result can be any of the following:
Improvements in lifestyle and your wellbeing
You’re eating well and being more active, so you’ll probably be feeling happier, healthier and more energetic.
Improvements in strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness
These changes can occur independent of changes in our weight, enabling us to undertake daily activities (like carrying the groceries) or fully engage in things that we love (like playing with children) with greater ease and enjoyment.
Increased muscle mass
Research shows us that greater muscle mass, means a faster metabolic rate – so your body will be using more energy (calories) even while sleeping at night!
Reduction in waist size
If you need to lose weight, this is a great achievement and there’s likely to be improvements to your health such as lower blood pressure or lower cholesterol levels.
Weight loss stays off long term
If you have kept it off, terrific! Keep eating well and being active to feel great. If you haven’t, don’t make it an excuse to give up – you haven’t blown it, physical activity is a lifestyle choice not a quick fix.