I'll tell you a personal story. A couple of years ago I reached the point where I had great control over my health and wellness. I was eating right, exercising just the right amount, and getting enough sleep. I didn't need any prescriptions and I barely ever had to go to the doctor. However, something was missing.
That "something" was ease.
'Ease' means that everything you do feels natural. You don't feel like you are fighting against yourself. You feel as though you are reaching for the apple instead of the cookie not because you're trying to be 'good,' but because the apple really seems more appealing. You work out not because you feel guilty and fat, but because you crave movement.
The lifestyle shift that lead me to this place was ayurveda.
I stumbled upon it quite by accident - through a happenstance conversation at a party I was not planning to make because I had just had surgery.
However, that day a little voice told me to go to the party, crutches, pain meds and all. So I did, propping my splinted ankle up on a chair upon my arrival.
I had a conversation with a woman who was explaining to everyone why she seemed so different - so healthy. What caught my attention was not that she was doing yet another diet/exercise plan, but that her spirit had changed. I wanted to be like her.
And so I took her up on her suggestion to purchase a book (don't be mislead by it's title - it's not about weight loss per se, although weight loss quite often results):
That book provides the basics on how to get started. This book helps you deepen your ayurvedic practices.