Weight Loss – How to Diet While Living a Busy Life

Everyone is busy nowadays and that is why more and more people are struggling with their weight. Life has turned into doing things that are quick and easy so you can keep going. How many times have you stopped at a fast food restaurant for lunch just because it was on the way, making it easy to do? Let’s take a closer look at how to diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle while living a busy life.

Tip #1: Avoid processed foods whenever possible
Processed foods are filled with salt, chemicals and sugars that are not good for your body. To avoid them at lunch time try preparing a salad to take with you. You can do this easily by buying a bag of premixed lettuce or salad mix at the store. Add veggies or fruits you like. Package it in a plastic container and add salad dressing when your ready to eat it. For dinner if you are cooking always make extra that can be frozen and reheated later in the week.

Tip #2: Preplan your snacks
Everyone loves to snack, but most people reach for a candy bar or a bag of chips. By preplanning your snacks such as placing celery sticks, carrot sticks or fruit into a sandwich bag. This will make it easier and quicker to grab a nutritional snack when you feel the need.

Tip #3: Increase your activity
If may not be possible to exercise every day but there are a few tricks you can do to increase your activity while still getting alone in your busy day. Instead of parking in the front row of the parking lot opt for a space further back. Instead of taking the elevator up a few flights opt to take the stairs. If you usually sit during your lunch take the few extra minutes you have left after eating to walk around the block.

Strategies For Success After Failure in Business & Life

As part of my life journey I have faced many ups and downs in our business life, I’ve experienced the giddy heights of quick and meteoric success in business. Building up a company worth many millions of dollars and then an equally disastrous loss of fortune due the Asian Financial crisis of the late 90’s. This saw us losing large sums of money, in fact all of it bar a few dollars, many properties and most devastatingly, our family home. It truly was the most challenging time our family had ever faced.

The greatest toll it took on me was emotionally. It was extremely difficult for me to see this ‘failure’ for what it was; a set of external circumstances beyond our control. For me I felt like a personal failure, it was my fault and I let this keep me down for many years. I buried my natural creative, entrepreneurial nature and got busy focusing on our 3 very young children. I allowed my feelings of shame and humiliation to rob me of many years and almost every shred of confidence I had.

Today I was privileged to attend an event in Wellington called “Women and Wealth” where the keynote speaker was Suzanne Paul, a public figure in New Zealand, founder and inventor of the ‘Natural Glow’ cosmetic empire. Due to a new business venture failing, Suzanne has also experienced a very public loss of everything, including her self esteem and confidence. I have always admired her courage in sharing her story in her book and via interviews and speaking engagements. Like a lot of women, I have followed her story, been inspired by her sheer guts and determination to pick herself up, dust herself off and start over. Having slowly done the same myself firmly believing the mantra… “But wait, there’s more”

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure”. – Napoleon Hill

This quote from Napoleon Hill has given me strength and encouragement each day since I found it. If I’m experiencing any defeats in my day, I will open my iPhone and flick up this quote to inspire and motivate me to just keep going, put one foot in front of the other and move towards my goals.

If you find yourself in the same position, are 4 essential strategies to help you find your confidence again, you may be looking for whiz bang hard edge business strategies but I can assure you that healing your relationship with yourself first will guarantee you success in all areas of life and have you moving forward…

Forgive Yourself

Find a way to make peace with your past defeats, analyse ‘why’ this happened, find out all the outside influences that lead to the circumstances of your failure, examine your own decisions, identify what you could have done differently, learn from this lesson. By truly understanding what happened analytically, you can be confident of not making the same decisions again that lead you there. Now move on… and realign your focus and start on your new future.

Make a Plan for your New Future

Write your goals, dreams and aspirations out in a notebook, prioritise them and make an action plan of small steps you can take each day to reach these goals. If this is a new experience for you, start with small easily achievable goals. The fact that you are working towards them and achieving gives you confidence. each small achievement give you more confidence to tackle bigger dreams. Be Persistent.. Keep going until…

Change your Energy & Environment

Start to turn your energy around to a positive resonance and surround yourself with positive like minded people. Get out of your house and your comfort zone and find people who are going where you want to be. Reprogramme yourself. ‘Fake it til you make it” or acting ‘as if’ you are enthusiastic, energised and motivated each day will soon trick your brain into actually being & feeling this way. When you are surrounded by happy motivated people you can not help but feel the same way. And curiously they will be drawn to your positive and motivated energy, giving you perpetual support and encouragement.

Plan for and enjoy a holistic Life

Remember although we are primarily addressing business success from failure, leading a life balanced with good health, a loving family environment, caring and supportive friends, charity, achievement and wealth is a successful life indeed.

Successful Investing in Self and Wealth.

The Best Crash Diet For a Busy Life Style

You are a busy person. You have children and a home to take care of, a full-time job, a spouse that needs attention, and activities to participate in. Life will not stop for your diet. You also need energy to handle this busy life, which may not be provided by a rapid weight loss program. So, what is the best crash diet for a busy life style?

The truth is that any crash diet will work with a busy life style. If special foods need to be prepared, prepare them on your day off and freeze them, so that you can pop them in the microwave when you are ready to eat.

If your lifestyle is extremely busy, you may not find time to get to the gym for a good workout three to five times a week. Do your exercising at home instead. There are many workout videos that are available, and exercise equipment is getting cheaper every day.

As for the energy that you need for that lifestyle, this is something that you will really just have to work around. Choose foods that have a low Glycemic index, as these are the best foods for any weight loss program, and they will help you to stay full longer, while providing your body with better sources of fuel.

A busy life style is actually a blessing for most people, and the best crash diet tip in the world is to stay as busy as possible to detract your thoughts from food. Embrace your busy life, and move forward with a crash diet that fits right into it.