I always recommend that you make it a priority to live a healthier lifestyle each day. By doing this, you will build a healthy, lean body along the way. The quick weight loss lifestyle will ultimately leave you frustrated, unhealthy and overweight.
More from YourTango: Why Your Next Diet Should be a Fat Loss Diet
Optimal health is defined by Dr. Duke Johnson, the author of the book, "The Optimal Health Revolution".
Dr. Johnson defines optimal health as:
“Optimal Health is the best health you are capable of, given your past and your genetic heritage.”
Optimal health involves making lifestyle changes to improve your:
3. energy levels
4. quality of life
We are living longer on this earth so quality of life is important.
The “quick weight loss lifestyle” is narrow minded when you compare it to the “optimal health lifestyle.”
Quick weight loss leads to slowed metabolism, a weaker immune system, hormonal imbalances, loss of lean mass, increased body fat, decreased energy levels, disrupted sleep patterns, short-term results and yo-yo weight loss and regain. I’ll take the optimal health option any day over quick weight loss.
Credible personal trainers teach that fat loss, weight loss, health and wellness fit together. You can’t really have one without the others. A balanced life is definitely your best chance for a quality life.
How do you measure up in these areas of life?
1. Growing and changing effectively throughout life
2. Dealing with hormonal problems (men and women)
3. Daily nutritional habits
4. Dietary supplement intake
5. Healthy fat loss and weight loss
6. Postural and other body alignment problems
Make a commitment today to a lifestyle of health and fitness. Without this commitment, you will eventually go back to short-term solutions like quick weight loss.
More from YourTango: 4 Tips To Get Your Body Lean and Toned This Summer
If you need to schedule that doctor’s appointment to see where your health stands, get it done soon.
Download my new free book today, “10 Tools to Help You Live Healthier.”