When I first tried changing my eating habits, some of the food I was making seemed so unappealing and bland that it felt like a punishment. I started dressing up my meal presentation, as if my simple lunches were something I might get in a nice deli or cafe. It was the same food, but now I was looking at it as something to look forward to rather than a less appealing alternative to what I really wanted. As a bonus, my smaller portion sizes look right.
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Work on your presentation. Food taste better when it looks good on the plate. Play around with diffferent plating options. Creative presentations can get you engaged with your meal and you won't think of it as less or healthy it will just be good food!!!!140
Are you going through a spell where it's just too difficult to meet daily goals, or you just don't feel like it anymore? Then act "as if." Act as if you've already lost the weight, no matter what the scale says. Act as if you've already run a 10K, even if it's a pain to get off the couch. Smile even if you don't feel like smiling. If you act the part, it's easier to imagine those yet-to-be-achieved goals as a future reality. If you dream it, you can be it!
Mind over matter, friends. Mind over matter.
At 65, I've just had Rotator Cuff surgery. After surgery and the pain meds wore off, I couldn't lift my right arm up to my waist without the help of my left arm. Daily Rehab is painful, but every two or three days I see progress and my shoulder hurts less and less. Would you believe I'm now exercising each day? Both my injured shoulder and the rest of my body. I never thought that actual physical pain could be a Motivator. Motivation comes to you in strange packages, so be prepared to seize it -
no matter what form it comes in.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.