November 6, 2015 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

If you make an eating mistake and have the sabotaging thought, “I’ve blown it for the weekend, I’ll start again on Monday,” remind yourself that the calories never stop adding up, and the more you eat the more you will gain.

Getting yourself back in control right away will stop you from gaining weight and help you feel good about your eating for the rest of the weekend.

November 5, 2015 – Think Thin Thursday

If you’re feeling upset or stressed – even if it’s time to eat, don’t eat! It’s important to prove to yourself that you can calm down without eating and besides, if you’re worked up you won’t really be able to enjoy the food anyway.

November 4, 2015 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: I feel so deprived that I can’t have this extra dessert that I want.

Response: Feeling deprived is all a matter of where I put my focus. I can focus on what I’m not getting – extras dessert – and feel badly, OR I can focus on what I am getting in resisting extra dessert – all the benefits of weight loss – and feel great. If I’m feeling deprived, it’s probably because I’m putting my focus in the wrong place.

November 3, 2015 – Tuesday Reality Check

If you think, “I was ‘good’ and turned down [unplanned food] five times, so it’s okay to have some extra now,” remind yourself that if you had a terrible peanut allergy you would NEVER think, “I was ‘good’ and turned down the peanut butter cookies five times so it’s okay to have one now.” No matter how many times you turn down unplanned food, it doesn’t legitimize eventually giving in.

November 2, 2015 – Monday Motivation

Since there’s probably never a “good” time to start dieting, why not just start today? Think about how much better you’ll feel next Monday morning if you have a whole week of healthy eating and feeling good about yourself under your belt!