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Wednesday Sabotage – November 18, 2020

Wednesday Sabotage: I’ve made an eating mistake, so I shouldn’t eat anything for the rest of the day. 

Response: When I make a mistake, don’t plan not to eat! I don’t deserve punishment. It was only a mistake. 

Tuesday Reality Check – November 17, 2020

Tuesday Reality Check: The time and energy for dieting and exercise will NEVER just magically appear, and especially not during the busy holiday season. This means that dieters may need to be more deliberate in figuring out how and when they will make the time and energy; but absolutely, 100%, it’s worth it! 

Monday Motivation – November 16, 2020

Monday Motivation: When you’re working on losing weight, there are a lot of hard moments. Moments when you’re having a craving, when you’re tired, when you’re feeling stressed or anxious and want to eat. But there are also so, so many great moments. When you feel great at the end of the day. When you get on the scale stress-free. When you overcome a craving and feel really proud. Make sure you pay attention to the great moments! What are some of yours? 

Friday Weekend Warm-up – November 13, 2020

Friday Weekend Warm-up: This weekend, if you slip-up, recover right away. Don’t let a bad moment turn into a bad day, or a bad day turn into a bad weekend. Get right back on track! 

Thursday Think Tip – November 12, 2020

Thursday Think Tip: The next time you know you have a really stressful situation coming up (like a doctor’s visit for yourself or a loved one), ask yourself: how will I get through this without eating? Make a plan in advance for the ways you will deal with stress and anxiety so you don’t end up turning to food. 

Wednesday Sabotage – November 11, 2020

Wednesday Sabotage: Losing weight shouldn’t be this hard.  

Response: Losing weight is supposed to get hard from time to time. It gets harder for everyone. Remember how hard it used to be? It’s easier today than it was a year ago, and it will be a lot easier a year from today as long as I keep practicing my skills and don’t give up. 

Tuesday Reality Check – November 10, 2020

Tuesday Reality Check: You don’t cure emotional eating by removing all comfort foods. You do it by learning to comfort yourself without food. 

Monday Motivation – November 9, 2020

Monday Motivation: Staying on track, while it can feel very difficult in the moment, is actually a stress-reducer overall because it gives you something to feel really proud about and makes you feel in control. This week, focus on giving yourself credit for all the positive decisions you’re making. 

Thursday Think Tip – November 5, 2020

Thursday Think Tip: You can’t control your brain from producing sabotaging thoughts. It isn’t about not having them at all, it’s about learning to respond to them effectively. The part you can control is whether or not you give in to them.  

Wednesday Sabotage – November 4, 2020

Wednesday Sabotage: I can’t get rid of all the leftover Halloween candy; that’s not fair to my kids. 

Response: Do my kids really need to be eating all of this, anyway? There is a big middle ground between letting them have no candy and letting them have way too much. Maybe they’ll be willing to keep some and can feel good about donating the rest.