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.

July 18, 2012 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: It’s not fair that I have to watch what I eat and other people don’t.

Response: While it’s true that some people are naturally thinner with naturally smallerr appetites, it’s probably a MUCH smaller percentage than I think. In reality, chances are very high that they’re watching what they eat, too!

July 17, 2012 – 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.

July 16, 2012 – Monday Motivation

We asked a maintainer how she finds the motivation to keep up with her healthy eating and exercise and she said, “For me, it’s not a choice. I feel better in every single way now that I’m at a normal weight and I would never go back there. I don’t give myself a choice.”

July 13, 2012 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

Over the weekend, it can be helpful to have a few specific goals in mind that you’re committed to following through on, like having dessert just once a day, limiting snacks, and eating everything sitting down, slowly, and mindfully. This way, you’ll know exactly what it is you’re focusing on and have a much better chance of feeling great about the weekend as a whole.

July 12, 2012 – Think Thin Thursday Tip

When dieters say, “Dieting was so hard this week,” we always question them further and often find out that, in actuality, it was really hard a few times during the week but these experiences were coloring their perception of the week as a whole. In dieting, it’s important to maintain an accurate sense of reality so that you don’t psych yourself out by thinking it’s always harder than it is.

July 11, 2012 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: I just ate something I wasn’t supposed to. I’ve really blown it! I might as well keep eating whatever I want and get back on track tomorrow.

Response: If I was washing my nice china and accidently broke a plate, I wouldn’t go to my china cabinet and smash all the rest of it. Dieting is the same – it makes NO SENSE to compound one mistake with more!

July 10, 2012 – 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.

July 9, 2012 – Monday Motivation

Every time you go to bed after having a good eating day, you will feel great. And every morning you wake up after having had a good eating day the day before, you will feel great. This week, make a commitment to yourself to FEEL GREAT by committing to having a good eating week!

July 6, 2012 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

If you eat out this weekend, it’s important to remember that you don’t always have control over what is being served, but you always can control how much you actually eat.

July 5, 2012 – Think Thin Thursday Tip

Whenever you have a significant dieting experience, like getting through a holiday without losing control, it’s so helpful to take a few moments and write down what you did and how you got yourself to do it. Believe it or not, by the time the next holiday rolls around you may have forgotten!