Find a buddy — don’t go it alone, find someone who shares the same goals and team up. By teaming up you SHARE in the accountability, you’ll have someone to check in with and help keep you on track when you’re feeling low. Need a buddy? Let me know and I can help.
Clean out your cupboards — temptation lurks everywhere! Take your time and go through your cupboards and remove all tempting foods. You’ll replace the junk with fruits, veggies, lean protein and dairy. Need a grocery list? Shoot me an email and I’ll send you one to get started.
Find rewards outside of food — typically when we have a bad or good day, we eat or drink. Instead of reaching for food or drink try doing something else. Feeling stressed, try a nice chair massage or go for a walk. Signed a new client call a friend and share the good news or step out of your office and give a big scream and a jump. Like those old Toyota commercials. Am I dating myself?
Set realistic goals — losing a large amount of weight in a short amount of time ain’t gonna happen. (ie. losing 10 pounds in a week) Average weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week, base your goals with this in mind and give yourself a fighting chance. Don’t set yourself up for failure.
Track what you eat — we have a way of either grossly over and/under estimating what we eat. When you write down EVERYTHING we put in our mouths it has a positive effect on our eating. It shines the light on exactly what we are eating. The best FREE site to track your eating is Fitday. Studies show that when you track your food you lose more weight than those who do not.
Have the right attitude — begin with the end in mind! Weight loss is 80% mental and 20% physical. When you are having a bad day, instead on what you are giving up, focus on why you started this and what you want you want to get out of this. When you can visualize your goal, you are more likely to obtain it. If your goal doesn’t provide enough motivation think about changing it.
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