Thursday, October 24, 2013
Definition of tweak:
present participle: tweaking
1. twist or pull (something) sharply.
"he tweaked the boy's ear"
synonyms:pull, jerk, tug, twist, twitch, pinch, squeeze
2. improve (a mechanism or system) by making fine adjustments to it.
"engineers tweak the car's operating systems during the race"
synonyms: adjust, modify, alter, change, adapt
I am talking about definition # 2. I tweaked my mindset on my diet. It has been a week, well actually a week and one day that I gave myself permission not to be perfect. I had been feeling like a failure because I wasn't able to get back to following a 100% Raw Diet. Not being able to follow an eating plan of 100% Raw each day meant I failed and thus not perfect.
I decided that I didn't need to be perfect, what I needed was to be healthy. I decided that I would follow a High Raw Diet, meaning eating Raw fruits and veggies as much as possible and when certain cravings took over that as long as I was eating "'Clean", whole foods, and Vegetarian,
The pressure was off, I have been in great mood all week but I felt like a success instead of failure and surprise, surprise I ate almost 100% Raw for the past 8 days. I had one meal of butternut squash and brown rice and one meal of quinoa and sautéed fresh broccoli with garlic. Sounds like a win, win for me! No binges because I ate a "cooked" grain or veggie.
I was able to tweak (adjust, modify, alter, change, adapt) my mindset and no longer feel like I had blown it; so I might as well eat whatever else I really wanted like perhaps ice cream, cookies, donuts, etc. I had not failed because I was eating healthy. I have tweaked my mindset that until I get back to 100% when my state of mind (dealing with all of the red tape I am trying to work through trying to rebuild my house after Hurricane Sandy and my budget allows me to, then that is OK with me.
So what can you tweak to help you be successful on your journey here on Spark People?