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Reflection - Part 2

Monday, July 22, 2013

When I say that I tend not to eat as healthily during the summer, I was kind of meaning that when eating out, I might get a hamburger and fries instead of a salad for example. I rarely do that but that's an example. Or, I might indulge in dessert for a treat. It's those kinds of things that I need to get better control of.

I recently read in my Eat Clean cookbook the following and it really resonated with me:

"Think of it this way: If you have a lot of weight to lose, you need to be stricter with your food choices until you have met your goals. The cheese (or whatever) isn't going anywhere. It will still be available to you three months, six months or even a year from now. If you have already met your weight-loss goals, you can be a little less strict with yourself -- although this isn't permission to get crazy with the Cheez Whiz. I do eat cheese myself but I eat it rarely and sparingly."

Good advice, isn't it? Or, as Roni would say, how bad do you want it?
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    Thanks so true. It's only a short time in the grand life plan. Thanks for the reminder.
    1672 days ago
  • RONI122
    Thanks Joana for reminding me! How bad do I want it? It's just food and it will be around after I reach m goal. So for now I need to say no to stuff that won'thelp me along my journey!
    1672 days ago
  • _LINDA
    That is very good advice. Cheese was a huge weakness for me before I managed to get it under control. Now I have only one slice a day or a light mini Baby-bel for a fix. I wanted to lose my weight more then I wanted to painfully haul it all around :P I was lucky with my pop addiction though. One day, for no particular reason, I just got sick of drinking it and stopped cold turkey. I wasn't on any diet or anything, I just lost interest in it. If only I could do that with the salty snacks!!
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    1677 days ago
    Joanna - Thanks for pointing me to your blog. Perfect read after writing my own reflection. How bad do I want it?

    1677 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Great insight. Sometimes I think the cravings/binges come (for me) from thinking in my head that "I can NEVER have this again". Knowing I can indulge from time to time has helped quell the all or nothing perfectionism I tend towards.

    You CAN do this.

    (PS: As I've gotten further into my gluten free diet I've found the cravings are mostly gone. It's like my body has reset it's tastes and I no longer WANT these decadent (flour filled) desserts.

    Have fun with this new lifestyle!
    1677 days ago
    I need this tattooed on the inside of my eyelids. I will say two words to you about this morning already: homemade Belgian Waffles. Thanks Dad!

    1677 days ago
    I need to copy and past that paragraph and put it somewhere to see it every day............................

    1678 days ago
    I think you want it pretty bad. You are darn good with consistency and your loss proves that.

    You know what to do and you get it done!! emoticon
    1678 days ago
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