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 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!

September 28, 2011 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: My life is so busy, I just don’t have the time to diet correctly.

Response: I don’t have time because I’m not making time. If I had to get dialysis every morning I would make the time for it NO MATTER WHAT. Dieting takes a lot of time in the beginning so I have to make it a top priority it or will not happen, but as it gets easier it will take less and less time. It’s all a matter of priorities.

September 27, 2011 – Tuesday Reality Check

Being healthy and maintaining weight loss is a combination of a healthy diet AND exercise. Since 5 minutes of exercise a day is better than 0 minutes, there is no excuse for not finding at least a few minutes each day to get moving.

September 26, 2011 – Monday Motivation

So often we hear from dieters, “I felt so good when I stayed in control,” and “I felt really bad when I ate way too much.” When dieters finally learn to gain control over their thinking and eating, dieting feels GREAT, not terrible.

September 23, 2011 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

If you eat out this weekend and stay in control, give yourself a lot of credit. When you get home make sure you don’t say to yourself, “I was so good, now I deserve to treat myself,” because you will undo all your hard work. Losing weight is the best treat!