There’s no question that we live in a very image-oriented society. Sad as it is, there’s just no getting away from that. But the reality is that while your appearance may have an impact on some things, for most people, body image is somewhat overrated. 

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look better, but it shouldn’t be your primary motivation or the main thing you use to judge how effective lifestyle changes have been at improving your life. 

The bottom line? Focus on your health first, and then let your body and appearance follow behind. 

The reason this matters is simple – if you aren’t healthy, you’ll simply have a harder time being able to feel your best and look your best. Focusing on your health lets you lay down the foundation that will allow you to then move onto your body image. 

What does this mean for you? For starters, focus more on a good, healthy overall lifestyle change. A nutrition plan combined with regular exercise might not always help you lose weight as fast as those fad diets, but it will lead you to more stable weight loss over time. 

Simply put, it’s important for you to build long-term plans for your health instead of minor changes that seem like they’ll work. 

Keeping all of this in mind until next time, remember this and start building your blueprint for a healthier life. It’s the first step towards not only a healthier you but eventually a healthier looking you as well.