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.

October 12, 2011 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: I don’t want to get on the scale because I think I’ve gained weight.

Response: This is when it’s MOST important to get on the scale so I hold myself accountable. I need to find out if I have gained weight so I can figure out what mistakes I’ve made and correct them. I’m NOT a bad person for making mistakes, but it would be bad if I let the fear of them ruin my chance for success.

October 11, 2011 – Tuesday Reality Check

Dieters can be excellent at fooling themselves: If I eat standing up, it doesn’t count; if it’s just this one time, it won’t matter; since I’ve already eaten too much it’s okay to keep eating. When dieters are able to accept reality and recognize that such thoughts are sabotaging and false, they are able to overcome them and move forward.

October 10, 2011 – Monday Motivation

Consistently working to stay in control of your eating can be difficult and can sometimes feel not worth it, but ultimately the rewards of losing weight are SO MUCH more important and ALWAYS worth it, no matter how hard dieting may feel at any given time.

October 7, 2011 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

When dining with other people, dieters are much more likely to get distracted by conversation and end up eating a lot more. We advise them to immediately portion off how much they are going to have because that way, even if they eat it while distracted, they won’t wind up consuming more than they had planned.

October 6, 2011 – Think Thin Thursday Tip

When you impulsively eat standing up, you’re telling yourself that it doesn’t really matter and that there won’t be any consequences. But there will be because EVERY bite of food you eat has calories. Even if you’re only eating vegetables standing up today, tomorrow it might be chocolate.

October 5, 2011 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: Dieting is too hard, it’s just not worth it.

Response: Yes, dieting is hard SOME of the time, but not all the time. Looking back, it’s not hard every single minute of every single day. Besides, it IS worth it because my goals are MUCH MORE important to me than never working hard at it. Giving up isn't worth it!

October 4, 2011 – Tuesday Reality Check

If you think, “I don’t want to accept the things I have to do for dieting” remind yourself, “I have a choice: I can struggle with what I have to do and feel bad, or I can accept that this is the way it is. It doesn’t mean I have to like it but continuing to fight against acceptance will do NOTHING but make it harder for me to reach my tremendously important goals.”

October 3, 2011 – Monday Motivation

We asked a long time maintainer what keeps him motivated and he said, “I don’t wait for motivation, I just do it because I owe it to my daughter, my wife, and MYSELF.” Losing weight and being healthier positively impacts you AND everyone else around you. Do it for them, but most importantly, do it for yourself.

September 30, 2011 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new month. Don’t wait until the New Year to start making resolutions. Make them NOW and think about how much better you’ll feel, physically and psychologically, come January!

September 29, 2011 – Think Thin Thursday Tip

Drinking water throughout the day is good for you in so many ways. We buy reusable cups with big plastic straws attached, which makes drinking water so much easier. They also come in different designs so get one you like and bottoms up!