Yoda is a very wise little green man! I can't tell you how many times his quotes have put my decisions in perspective. He can even put your eating plan in order too! No, but really he can.
See, when you're starting out on a new journey with your health, you get very excited. Maybe you've become like young Luke Skywalker. You daydream about your friends and peers going off and achieving the very goals you want to reach. You are so ready to become a Jedi with your health choices that start to only focus on the end result rather than how you'll get there.
You're impatient to move on to the next step and meet the legendary health Jedi Master that you don't see him right in front of you!
Being a health Jedi isn't about having the will power to get your life in shape. It's about patience, and calm nature.
Anger with your body, fear that you'll never get there, and aggression with not having the foods you want: these all lead to the Dark Side. The Diet Side of the health force.
Sure, it's easier, but it's not as great as the results that come from the Good Side: balance and peace from your food choices.
So how can you follow Yoda's Jedi of Health Advice?
1. Focus on where you're at right now more than where you want to be
"All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things."-Yoda, Jedi Master
Results are great but they aren't everything. If you focus on what you can do right now and where you're currently at with your health, the results of weight loss, muscle gain, lowered cholesterol etc. will all come naturally.
2."Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try."
3. Be aware of the Dark Side
4. A Jedi uses the force when you are calm, at peace, passive.
Healthy Jedi lifestyle means the result is in the doing, not the goal. You're here to be healthy and confident with your everyday food choices. Everything else you want out of becoming one with the force *ahem* with your health, falls into place naturally if you just focus on how you can better yourself for the now.
Slowly incorporate more healthful foods into your diet with baby steps. Anything that promises you fast results without making healthy lifestyle changes is the diet side of the force calling out to you.