May 17, 2017 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: It’s okay to eat extra because I’ve been running around all day.

Response: If it were true that it was okay to eat extra every time I’d been running around (and tired myself out) then I wouldn’t have gained weight. Most of the time when I think, “It’s okay to eat extra because…” it’s probably actually NOT okay, not if I want to lose weight.

May 16, 2017 – Tuesday Reality Check

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you have to be committed to the process. Dieters who undermine their commitment by saying things to themselves like, “Maybe I don’t really need/want to lose weight,” or “Maybe I don’t actually have to do these things,” will have a much, much harder time getting themselves to just do what they need to do.

May 15, 2017 – Monday Motivation

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again (over and over) – you can’t change what has happened in the past, you can only change what happens today and in the future. No matter what happened with your eating over the weekend, today is a new day so make it a good eating day and start the week off feeling great!

May 12, 2017 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

If you get off track this weekend, remind yourself that the VERY NEXT food decision you make that day is an opportunity to turn things around and have a great rest of the day. You can’t always control getting off track, but you can control whether or not you stay off track.

May 11, 2017 – Think Thin Thursday

When you weigh yourself, only get on the scale ONCE! Getting on more frequently means you're probably putting too much emphasis on the number and not enough on practicing healthy habits throughout the day.

May 10, 2017 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: It’s okay to eat this because it’s just a little bit.

Response: It’s not about the calories, it’s about the habit. Every time I give in and eat unplanned food, I make it more likely I will the next time because I’ll be able to say to myself, “I gave in last time, so it’s okay to do it again this time.” Whether the food has 20 calories or 200 calories, it still reinforces the habit of giving in.

May 9, 2017 – Tuesday Reality Check

It’s important to not be overly influenced by the number on the scale. If dieters see a higher number, they may get demoralized and overeat. If they see a lower number, they may think that it’s okay to loosen up and eat more. Remember – the number on the scale is just one point of information and shouldn’t impact how you eat on any given day.

May 8, 2017 – Monday Motivation

What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows. It’s time to take control!

May 5, 2017 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

This weekend, get in some exercise. Remember that ANYTHING is better than nothing. Finishing last is better than not finishing which is better than not starting.

May 4, 2017 – Think Thin Thursday

Eating is not automatic, so eating (or not eating) something is 100% a product of your thinking. If you have sabotaging thoughts that you don’t respond to, then you WILL give in and eat something that you know you shouldn’t. If you work hard on responding to your thinking, then you won’t. The power is in your mind!