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.

Wednesday Sabotage – October 7, 2020

Wednesday Sabotage: It’s okay to eat extra because it’s a rare treat and I never get to have it. 

Response: Just because I don’t come in contact with this food often, doesn’t mean I couldn’t seek it out; there is almost no food that I couldn’t buy or make 365 days a year. I don’t need to overdo it now, because I can ALWAYS get it again. Besides, if I overeat, it will ruin the pleasure of having it because I’ll feel guilty. 

Tuesday Reality Check – October 6, 2020

Tuesday Reality Check: There is a big difference between things that are really hard and things that are impossible. If you feel daunted by the prospect of losing and maintaining weight, remind yourself that it is a matter of learning and practicing (over and over again) necessary skills, not an impossible feat. Telling yourself it’s impossible is an excuse to give up. Telling yourself it’s hard but worth working on is a motivation to keep moving forward. 

Monday Motivation – October 5, 2020

Monday Motivation: No matter how the weekend went, Monday is always an opportunity for a fresh start. Starting right now, give yourself credit for every positive thing you do towards meeting your weight loss goals. It will help you feel better, raise your confidence, and give you motivation to keep going. 

Friday Weekend Warm-up – October 2, 2020

Friday Weekend Warm-up: It takes less willpower to stick to an eating decision that you’ve made ahead of time than it does to try to use willpower in the moment to make a good decision. This weekend, increase your chances of success by planning in advance. 

 

Thursday Think Tip – October 1, 2020

Thursday Think Tip: All-or-nothing simply doesn’t work. When people are all-or-nothing about being on a diet – believing they are either totally perfect on their diet or totally off of it – it makes it much more likely that one mistake will spiral into more. When they are all-or-nothing about food – believing that there are some foods they should cut out entirely when they’re dieting – it makes it much more likely that once they start eating a “bad” food, they won’t be able to stop, because they’ll have the thought, “I don’t know when I’ll allow myself to eat this food again, so I better eat as much of it as I can right now.” 

 

Wednesday Sabotage – September 30, 2020

Wednesday Sabotage: I don’t want to stick to my restaurant plan right now; I’m too hungry. 

Response: Even if I think I’m really hungry and won’t be satisfied, that’s not true! I’m always satisfied when I leave a restaurant. 

Tuesday Reality Check – September 29, 2020

Tuesday Reality Check: At the end of the day, most people forget some (or all) of the food they ate standing up because food eaten standing up just doesn’t seem to register in the mind or body the same way as food eaten while deliberately sitting down. Working on eating every bite sitting down (and slowly and mindfully) is a comfortable way of cutting many calories from your diet because, ultimately, you likely won’t miss that food or feel any less satisfied. 

Monday Motivation – September 28, 2020

Monday Motivation: If you feel daunted by how long it will take to lose the weight you want to, remember that the time will pass anyway! A year from now, you’ll be a year older regardless, but do you want to be a year older and stuck at a heavier weight, or a year older and feeling SO MUCH BETTER? Either way, the time will pass. 

Friday Weekend Warm-up – September 25, 2020

Friday Weekend Warm-up: Losing weight does entail turning down some food some of the time, but not all food all the time! This weekend, focus on the food that you WILL be eating, not on the food you won’t. 

Thursday Think Tip – September 24, 2020

Thursday Think Tip: If you think, “It’s not really that important to go to bed on time,” remind yourself, “It really is that important. Staying up too late makes me overeat both at night and the next day, because I have less mental and physical energy. Staying on track is hard enough as it is – it’s worth doing everything I can to make it easier.”