Most people around sparkpeople that know me -- know my quote. I have found if I jot down my plan for the day -- food, exercise and water intake -- I'm more likely to stick with the plan.
When I want to eat during the day -- I can say it's not on the plan.
Of course I still use the nutritional food tracker to calculate. A lot of times after I have written down my plan and shared it with someone. I sometimes track all those items in my nutritional log - and make and changes in the evenings.
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This is your journey and as with everything the road is never straight from A to B. Their will be times when you stray from your path. When this happens you need to understand why it happened, what was the trigger, once you understand your triggers you can be on your guard next time.
Set realistic goals, don't plan to fail you can do it, believe you can.
Plan your work, work your plan OR the other way around would be plan to fail, fail to plan!!! ORAGNIZATION is the KEY to SUCCESS! Keep GOOD snacks on HAND ALWAYS, cut up all veggies AS SOON AS YOU GET THEM HOME and COOK your greens as soon as you get home too!! Then you have NO EXCUSES!!!
There is no need to fight nighttime food cravings if you plan for them. Every morning, take a second to budget out a post-dinner snack. By doing this, you are less likely to go over your calorie range or to succumb to eating something unhealthy. Make it a special treat that you can look forward to all day.
I usually plan for popcorn if my husband and I will watch a movie, or a granola bar if I'm doing a nighttime workout. Or, sometimes I plan for a special dessert I might be baking with my son. Remember, fail to plan, plan to fail!
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