I am the queen of 'failed diets' and since I joined SP I have found that getting rid of the all or nothing/black and white thinking has been one of my biggest helps. Its all about lifestyle not all or nothing!
Just because I miss a workout or have a bad day or meal doesn't mean I have to throw in the towel for the rest of the week!
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Don't Beat Yourself Up - Just Move On (and Get Moving!)
I don't mentally beat myself up for getting off track. It's in the past (whether it was last week or 5 minutes ago) and there's nothing that I can do about it now. I know that I can just focus on the here and now and try to make better decisions that will help me meet my goals.
I've developed "shades of gray" instead of "black and white, all-or-nothing" thinking!
Midnight shades of foods such as black beans, black olives, black pepper, black tea,black wild rice, blackberries, black popcorn (pops white) dark chocolate and expresso have many health benefits. With antioxidants and potential anti-inflammatory agents and beneficial polyphenols these help RA, Diabetets, aid in digestion, and have heart health benefits. The dark hues on these foods may help fight cancer, alzheimer's diabetes and heart disease. I have tried them all and had a nice surprise!
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