Did you get off track with things like exercise or daily motivation during the busy holiday season? If so, TODAY IS THE DAY to restart!
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.
Sabotage: I’ve never been able to keep weight off before so why should I even try this year?
Response: If I never try, there is a 0% chance I will reach my goals. I’ve tried so many times in the past because it’s so important to me! Don’t give up on an important goal. I need to figure out what I can do differently this time so that I have different results.
Happy New Year’s Day! This week start the year off right and instead of thinking about what you can’t have when you’re working on eating healthfully, focus on what you can – delicious and healthy food, a reasonable amount of treats, good health, better self-confidence, a stable wardrobe, a more peaceful relationship with food, great feelings, etc.
Today is the last day of 2018. Do everything you can today to end it on a high note. If nothing else, at least you’ll be able to look back and say, “I pulled it together at the end!”
If you’re going to a party this weekend, remind yourself, “I won’t regret the food I don’t eat, but I definitely will regret the extra, unplanned food I do eat. I never regret not eating something once the temptation has passed!”
We always want to remind you after a holiday that it’s okay to get rid of leftovers! If you have highly tempting food in your house, either make a plan for when and how much you’ll have, and/or make a plan to get it out of the house so that it doesn’t tempt you and tax your resistance muscle.
Sabotage: I’m off track anyway, I’ll just worry about my eating once the new year hits.
Response: Don’t wait! Every day I stay off track is another day I ultimately don’t feel good about myself or my eating. It’s worth it to recover RIGHT NOW and start feeling good. When I do, then I’ll start the new year in a good place, instead of in a place where I need to make lots of changes
To those who celebrate it, Merry Christmas! We hope you have a day planned with fun things and good food (that you’ll eat in reasonable portions and feel really good about once the day has passed).
If you had the thought today, “I can’t believe how much I overate at the holiday parties this weekend. That was so bad,” remind yourself that you can’t change what you ate in the past, only what you eat from this point moving forward. Instead of ruminating on past mistakes, focus on making today a great day!
If you’re going to holiday events this weekend, make sure you plan IN ADVANCE how many treats you’re going to have (if any). Don’t wait until you’re there to make decisions because in the moment decisions are the hardest ones to make well.
The Beck Diet Program was developed by Dr. Judith S. Beck with Deborah Beck Busis, LCSW.
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