Sometimes when dieters go through a stressful eating situation (like the holidays or a demanding work situation), they do extraordinarily well because they are extra vigilant, knowing it’s 100% necessary. When the stressful time passes, they relax and can stray off track because their guard has gone down. Remember, successful weight loss and maintenance isn’t only a matter of how well you do during hard times, it’s also about every day in between.
Happy New Year’s! Do you have goals or resolutions for the year ahead? If so, remember that it’s important to break big goals down into smaller, more manageable ones. If your goal is to eat more healthfully, perhaps your first step can be something like, “add vegetables to every lunch and dinner,” or “have fruit for at least one snack instead of something else.
The Beck Diet Program was developed by Dr. Judith S. Beck with Deborah Beck Busis, LCSW.
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