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.

May 23, 2012 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: It’s okay to eat this unplanned food because it’s just this one time.

Response: I’m fooling myself if I think this time doesn’t matter because EVERY time matters. Every time I eat off track I make it more likely I will the next time, which makes dieting harder. Every time I stick to my plan I make it more likely I will the next time, which makes dieting EASIER!

May 22, 2012 – Tuesday Reality Check

If you think, “It’s okay to eat this because I just don’t care right now,” remind yourself that you definitely WILL care later, once the situation has passed and you feel bad and guilty and have potentially jeopardized your weight loss. Because of this, not caring at any one moment is NOT a valid excuse to eat off track.

May 21, 2012 – Monday Motivation

Every time you have a good eating day, you build momentum to continue having good eating days. Start the week off right by making a commitment to have a good eating day TODAY and you’ll set a positive tone for the whole week to come!

May 18, 2012 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

When thinking about your weekend eating, it’s helpful to consider it as a whole. For example, if you know you are eating out three times, you can ask yourself, “Of those three times, when will I have bread/alcohol/dessert?” This way you’re less likely to feel deprived at any one meal because you’ll know you’re having it at the next one.

May 17, 2012 – Think Thin Thursday Tip

When working on losing weight, it’s important to pay attention to (and give yourself credit for) progress you make outside of the number on the scale, such as being able to more easily follow a plan, stay in control at difficult events, stand firm in the face of cravings, or exercise for longer periods of time. All of these things also prove that your hard work is PAYING OFF!

May 16, 2012 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: It’s okay to eat this without counting it because I don’t know how many calories are in it.

Response: Even if I don’t know the calories, it still HAS calories, so of course it counts. Estimating the calories is so much better than not counting at all because at least I’m still being accountable for everything I eat.

May 15, 2012 – Tuesday Reality Check

As long as dieters use food as a reward, dieting can feel like punishment. Food is something to be enjoyed, but if dieters want to lose weight they have to find other ways to reward themselves so that maintaining healthy eating doesn’t feel as if they are being unkind to themselves.

May 14, 2012 – Monday Motivation

In dieting (as in life) everybody makes mistakes. You’re entitled to make mistakes – but you’re not entitled to let the memory of those mistakes get in your way. Wipe your slate clean and get started right this moment!

May 11, 2012 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

Many dieters find it more difficult to stay in control of their eating on weekends and so it is especially important for them to remember exactly WHY it’s worth it to them to continue working hard. Dieting and healthy eating can be challenging, but its benefits are immeasurable.

May 10, 2012 – Think Thin Thursday Tip

On any given day, the number on the scale is EXACTLY what it should be, given what you ate the day before, how much energy you expended, various biological factors, etc. Even if you were perfect on your diet, the scale may not go down due to 100 different reasons.