December 7, 2015 – Monday Motivation

Dieters often think, “I wish I could eat whatever I want and as much as I want.” However, when they eat in this unrestricted way, they ultimately feel bad and out of control (and worry about gaining weight). By contrast, when they control and limit their eating, they feel GREAT. Remember – what you may think you want in terms of eating may not be what actually feels good.

 

December 4, 2015 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

What are you doing this weekend to enhance your weight loss/weight maintenance efforts? Here are some examples: exercising; catch up on sleep; planning for the week; food shopping; food prep; de-stressing in healthy ways; reading Response Cards, etc.

December 3, 2015 – Think Thin Thursday

If you get busy, it may also mean that you get stressed. If this happens, even though you’re busy it’s essential that you keep up with self-care activities (like exercising and talking to friends) so that you don’t turn to food to help you unwind.

December 2, 2015 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: Oh, no, I’ve messed up on my diet. This is really terrible!

Response: No, it’s not terrible, it’s just a mistake. It’s not a catastrophe, it’s just a mistake. Telling myself that it’s terrible will demoralize me and make it seem like a much bigger deal, and these things will make it harder to get back on track. I just need to label this a mistake and move on.

December 1, 2015 – Tuesday Reality Check

Sometimes in dieting (and in life), you just have to say, “Oh, well.” To us, this means: I don’t like this situation, but there’s nothing I can do to change it (not if I want to achieve my goal) so I just have to accept it, stop fighting against it, and move on.