The desire for weight loss and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle is every person’s wish. If wishes were horses though, every person would have one to ride. That is to say, you can never arrive at your place of desire with a wish. You must strive to get there. As with any other activity, maintaining a desirable figure is never easy. It is one of those areas with universal implications. One way or another, it touches every person. The benefits of physical fitness is the seductive lure that every person would rather fall prey to than not.
Weight loss is desirable by any measure. All the same, it is never easy to lose extra weight or maintain a desired weight. For one thing, a person must act to lose weight. Therefore, the act of losing or maintaining a desired weight begins with bodily exertion. The exertion must be regular to produce lasting benefits. Sure, there are many weight loss programs. Many people spend a great deal of money on these programs. Some of them succeed but many of these people abandon the programs mid-way without any results to show for their investment of money and time. The explanation of these failures is often traceable to the lack of self-discipline.
With self-discipline, one can achieve any goal that is within the range of possibility regardless of what you are dealing with–physical fitness included. To lose weight or maintain a desirable weight, one must keep up an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. You are what you eat. And so you must eat more natural foods as opposed to artificial ones. Every weight loss program must center on the effective combination of these two activities to be genuine.
But there is more to it than that. As self-discipline is noted without any doubt to have universal implications, its presence is always necessary to achieve any goal, great or small. Every adult knows that exercise has numerous benefits. And yet, many adults do not exercise. Some of those who exercise do not exercise regularly.
To obtain the benefits of exercise, one must be disciplined enough to do it from time to time regardless of other activities one may have. You must exercise and undergo some pains to gain those benefits. Therefore, self-discipline is the one thing that separates the serious ones from the pretenders in any weight loss program and in other endeavors.
The application of self-discipline does not stop with exercise when one is seriously interested in losing or maintaining a desirable weight. You must maintain a healthy diet also. These two activities must go hand in hand to be successful. You may do all the acceptable regular exercise but if you eat unhealthy foods or do not practice portion control, all your efforts in this area will be in vain.
Portion control is just as important as maintaining a healthy diet. What is the point in continuing to stuff a satiated body? There is none. And yet some people do it anyway. They do so because of the false belief that more food is the source of their happiness. For them, enough is never enough when it comes to food. On the contrary, enough should always be enough anywhere.
The next time you are hungry, step back a bit and wait and see what happens. The hunger pains will soon disappear. You will not die. You will not even get sick. Rather, you will learn many valuable lessons all centering on the universal benefits of self-discipline.
Spend some time each day being attentive to the benefits of self-discipline, and your life will improve in many ways. This is particularly applicable to the desire to maintain a healthy life-style.

Author's Bio: 

Ahmed Sita is the President of Hexton Global Corporation, an International Marketing Company based in Cleveland, Ohio. Ahmed Sita is an established Book Author and founder of, a website with original mind-expanding content, is the result of inspiration from one of his books; PROGRESSIVE CHANGE: The Productive Uses of Human Qualities. Ahmed Sita has a special interest in personal development. He has written three Hardcover books and five ebooks on personal development for the Amazon Kindle Publishing website. For more innovative personal development techniques, please visit For more information on Ahmed Sita's books, please visit