Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Challenge 2

Small changes --  BIG results

Wait 2 minutes. Give yourself 2 minutes before giving in to cravings. Walk away and turn your attention elsewhere.
W.I.W.M. When you have a bad craving, ask yourself this question: "What do I Want More," that piece of chocolate cake, or a body I feel proud of? And on rare occasions, it's okay to pick the chocolate cake!
No one's perfect. Don't let one bad choice result in ruining the rest of the day. Your mind is a powerful tool and it’s easy to fall back into old habits. Even if you’ve “blown it”, don’t beat yourself up.  As long as you keep looking at the bigger picture, you'll be making progress. Just keep moving in the right direction.
Don't skip breakfast. You've heard this before but I'll say it again - breakfast is important! You've been asleep all night and your brain and body need fuel to work properly.
See what you eat. Eat your food off a plate, not straight out of a bad, box, or jar.
Don't buy it. If you have a weakness for a certain food, M&Ms, chocolate, caramels – Stop buying it! Eliminate the temptation.
Watch what you drink. Cut back on or cut out high-calorie drinks like soda, sweet tea, lemonade, and especially alcohol. People have lost weight by just making this one change.
   Change your focus. Instead of focusing on the junky foods you shouldn't eat, try focusing on the foods you should eat. Focus on what these foods can do for you and how they will make you feel. This can take a little practice because our natural tendency is to let our mind slide into "craving" mode

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