It is possible to come back and do well for the remaining decisions in the day. Throwing all caution to the wind after a bad decision would be like getting a tiny spot on your white shirt, and then just taking a sharpie marker and marking up all the rest of it.
Why do that? It might have just come out in the wash with a little extra attention to it -- right? Salvaging the rest of the day might just take a bit more exercise, or some extra attention. Don't ever give up!
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I treat my body and my mind as team mates. My mind makes the decisions and my body carries them out. At the end of the day, if I have made bad decisions (not exercising, eating poorly, etc) I mentally apologize to my body for not taking care of it properly and not giving it what it needs. If I have made healthy decisions, I praise myself for being strong. Sounds strange, but it keeps me accountable for my actions.
Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If not, choose to shut the door instead of sabotaging the development of healthy new eating habits.
This prevents me from ruining the progress I have made with healthy new eating habits
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