November 30, 2016 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: It’s too hard to eat healthy during the holidays.

Response: It’s hard but it’s doable. It may take some extra work and focus, but as a result of doing so I’ll get to feel confident, in control, comfortable in my clothes, proud of myself, and so much more. It’s worth it!

November 29, 2016 – Tuesday Reality Check

The time and energy for dieting and exercise will never magically appear, and especially not during the busy holiday season. This means that you may need to be more deliberate in figuring out how and when you will make the time and energy for these things. 

Today: Schedule in your healthy eating/exercise tasks for the week. Doing so greatly increases the chances it will happen.

November 28, 2016 – Monday Motivation

No matter how much or how little control you were able to exert over the holiday weekend, today is a new day. Make today a good day and you will be so glad you did. Being in control of your eating feels great!

November 25, 2016 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

Do you have lots of tempting leftovers hanging around the house? We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: MAKE A PLAN for how much/when you eat them. Without one, you’ll constantly be taxing your resistance muscle by trying to resist.

November 24, 2016 – Think Thin Thanksgiving

It can be helpful to ask yourself, “At the end of the day, which feels better – a day that I’ve overindulged and allowed myself to get off track with my eating, or a day that I’ve been focused, strong, and stayed completely on track?” We often think we’ll be happier if we eat whatever we want, whenever we want, but really just the opposite is usually true. Don’t forget that!

November 23, 2016 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: Thanksgiving will be so hard because my family will push food on me.

Response: It’s not my family’s job to stop pushing food on me. They’re food pushers; that’s what they do. It is MY job to stop giving in. I have to be the one to change.

November 22, 2016 – Tuesday Reality Check

This week on Thanksgiving, while it may be perfectly reasonable to plan to eat extra in advance, remind yourself that you don’t need to eat every single bite that you want to in order to enjoy the experience. Eat what you do choose to eat slowly and mindfully and you’ll be amazed at home much more satisfying even smaller quantities of food can be.

November 21, 2016 – Monday Motivation

When dieters get off track, they sometimes forget how much better it feels to be in control and feeling good about themselves and their eating. If you’ve been off track (especially if you’re thinking of waiting until after Thanksgiving to recover), remind yourself how great getting back on track will feel and start right this moment!

November 18, 2016 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

This weekend, if you think, “Everyone else will be eating whatever they want,” it’s important to remember that it’s highly likely that other people are limiting themselves, too (if they’re on a medical diet, watching their weight, trying to be healthy etc.). Regardless, though, what other people are eating isn’t relevant to the goals YOU have for YOURSELF.

November 17, 2016 – Think Thin Thursday

If you have made the guideline of no junk food while at work that we discussed on Tuesday, consider making this Response Card to help you stick to it: 
“It’s worth it not to eat junk food at work. I don’t want to be plagued by cravings and I don’t want to gain weight and I don’t want to feel guilty afterward. If I see treats in the office that I want, remember: I can have them, just not right now. I”ll enjoy the treat so much more at home when I’ve planned to have it because I’ll eat it guilt-free."