Most people start the new year with wonderful resolutions, only to get discouraged and let them go a couple months later. I do not believe that resolutions work for most individuals, simply because we are for the most part not strong enough to follow through. However, I do believe that by making some adjustments it is possible to live every day to the fullest and to enjoy life even if circumstances don’t look good.
It seems to happen to many of us. After we get up from our winter slumber, some of our cloths just don’t sit right any more, and that scale…. gee, it’s got to be lying…. It is not uncommon for many people to gain between 3-10 pounds during the winter. But, it does not have to happen. Here are a few principles and ways that can be very helpful to enjoy the cold season with it’s holidays without adding inches to our waist line.
Chinese philosophy is all about balance. Foods are classified by taste, color, and their thermic nature. Consequently, meals are supposed to reflect a perfect balance of each of these groups. If one flavor, color and thermic nature is used too much or too little, the body can get out of balance. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, diseases are invited by neglecting basic nutritional and lifestyle principles.
Getting in shape may sound like torture for some, but believe me, it is well worth the effort and if you go slow, it won’t be hard.