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.

September 7, 2011 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: It's okay to eat this food because everyone else is eating it.

Response: My body doesn't know or care what anyone else is eating. It ONLY cares about the calories I consume MYSELF.

September 6, 2011 – Tuesday Reality Check

Initially dieters often think they can get away with not practicing some of the dieting skills. The truth is that yes, for a while you probably can get away with this but if your goal is PERMANENT weight loss then at some point (whether it's 2 months or 2 years from now) it WILL catch up with you.

September 5, 2011 – Monday Motivation

Today is a day off from work, NOT a day off from practicing good eating behaviors. Labor Day, along with 20 other holidays, happens every year so it's not a reasonable excuse to overeat. Stay in control and guaranteed Tuesday morning you'll be so happy you did.

September 2, 2011 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

It’s a new month, so it may be time to set some new goals. By the end of September would you like to have lost weight, gained weight, or stayed the same? The number you see reflected on the scale at the end of the month is ultimately up to you, so make a commitment to yourself NOW!

September 1, 2011 – Think Thin Thursday Tip

Everyone makes mistakes. Beating yourself up after a dieting mistake will do NOTHING but erode your confidence and make it harder to get back on track. Instead, recognize that you made a mistake, figure out why it happened, and how you can prevent the same thing in the future. Then move on!

August 31, 2011 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: It's okay to eat this extra food because I'll make up for it later.

Response: When has "making up for it later" EVER really worked? I need to learn how to consistently eat about the same amount of food so I'm not constantly tempted to eat more. Once I do this, the struggle will go down and dieting will get easier.

August 30, 2011 – Tuesday Reality Check

It’s important for dieters to think about the difference between things that are impossible and things that are very difficult. Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean you can’t do it!

August 29, 2011 – Monday Motivation

One of the greatest aspects of dieting is how many good things come as a result. It's not as if dieters have to work hard, be disciplined, restrict their food and get nothing in return. Just the opposite is true – by doing all of these things they get THE MOST IMPORTANT things in return (health, self-confidence, control, pride, reduced physical and emotional pain, etc.)

August 26, 2011 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

We're gearing up for a big storm here on the East Coast. Since healthy food won't magically make itself available, we're planning ahead and making sure we have some available in case we get stuck at home. You should too!

August 25, 2011 – Think Thin Thursday Tip

Dieters may have hundreds of sabotaging thoughts a day and they need to remember that they are THOUGHTS, not necessarily TRUTHS. The thought, "That food looks so good I really want to have some" probably is true, while the thought, "That food looks so good I can't resist" probably isn't.