As anyone that has tried to lose weight can attest, there isn’t just one thing that will make a person successful. There is no “silver bullet,” magic pill or secret that only celebrities know. To be successful, people must change their mind so that they use food in a healthy way.
“You need motivation to eat healthy and to exercise, but more importantly, you’ve got to change your relationship with food. What they should be doing is reprogramming their mind to automatically choose healthy foods. While national surveys indicate that Hawaii has the second lowest obesity rate in the nation at 21.8 percent, the obesity rate is climbing rapidly and has more than doubled since 1990. While Hawaii’s active lifestyle and near-perfect outdoor weather can help some people maintain a healthy weight, the social nature of eating here can be a bigger challenge.
Food is how we love to connect with others. Restrictive or fad diets tend to fail people because it restricts their social activities. People feel punished if they can't enjoy going to family gatherings and eating what is available. When you chang your relationship with food you can minimize those extra calories. When you automatically eat small portions and make healthier choices of what’s available, you focus on enjoying the people, the music and the activity around you, without sabotaging your weight.