“I really regret eating healthy today,” said NO ONE EVER!! This weekend, focus on healthy eating. You won’t’ regret it!
Our diet tips provide daily motivation and problem solving to help you stick to your diet plan. It’s an extra bit of motivation to help you start your day right.
Are you exercising this week? Remember, you don’t have to go fast. You just have to GO.
Sabotage: I can’t even stay on track now, how will I ever be able to do it in the future?”
Response: Being off track is NOT an indication that I can’t do it (now or in the future), it’s simply a sign that I need more practice. Like any skill, the more I practice, the better I’ll get. This is no different!
Remember, if hunger is not the problem, food is not the answer.
This week, work on striving for PROGRESS, not perfection. Notice and appreciate small signs of progress and go from there. They eventually add up to big changes.
It’s not about having time, it’s about making time. You CAN find time to prepare healthy food, meal plan, exercise, etc. if you make it a top priority. Maybe you don’t have time to exercise 60 minutes a day, or meal prep 2 hours on the weekend, but ANYTHING is better than nothing.
Sabotage: I just want to eat without consequence.
Response: Oh, well! I don’t like that I can’t eat without consequences but I can’t change that fact (not if I want to lose weight and keep it off). I need to stop struggling against it, accept that this is the way it is, and move on.
Tuesday Reality Check: “You don’t cure emotional eating by removing all comfort foods. You do it by learning to comfort yourself.”
Eat better, feel better. PERIOD!
Just as you’ll likely never leave an event and think, “I wish I had eaten more dessert,” you’ll probably also never leave a party and think, “I wish I had had more to drink.” In fact, just the opposite is true: Once the situation has passed, you’ll feel so great what you didn’t eat and drink, not regretful.
The Beck Diet Program was developed by Dr. Judith S. Beck with Deborah Beck Busis, LCSW.
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a leading international source for training, therapy, and resources in CBT.
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