Food can exert a lot of power over us. The trick is not to bully the food and yourself or to beat yourself up, but to outsmart it. By outsmarting the food's power and your inclination to eat excessively, I mean that you want to make it easier and more convenient to eat healthy foods and healthier portion sizes. Some ideas are to make a plan that keeps healthier foods more convenient to eat than unhealthy foods. For instance I keep healthy snacks in my purse, my desk, my car, my gym bag, etc., then when I am hungry or stressed out I am more likely to grab one of those healthy things and am less likely to overdo it. As far as eating out, sometimes asking for a box to take part of your meal home with you can help - divide it as soon as it gets to the table and put the part to take home in the box and set it aside. I don't usually share a meal but a lot of people do have success ordering a single meal and sharing it with a friend or loved one. The beauty of having a PLAN is that once you have the PLAN, you can relax - know that SOMETIMES the plan will work and other times it won't so then you can tweak it so it works better. The other things that a lot of people find that work is to not keep tempting foods in the house, dividing foods into single portion packages, and finding healthy alternatives that are as satisfying or nearly as satisfying as the unhealthy alternatives.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
Challenge progress for 1 pound per week and 100 days challenges - late starter - but focusing now
February 15 - new starting point = 245
February 22 = 243
March 1 = 244
March 8 = 244
March 15= 247 - OUCH
March 29 =
| current weight: 238.0