When I am feeling down or depressed, or feeling as if my last ounce of motivation has evaporated. I log onto Spark People and read inspirational and motivating articles about fellow Sparkers. Or I read the blogs and messages about people who are having the same kind of feelings or day that I am .....the same problems and they made it through. It gives me the strength and courage to keep going, to stay motivated.
Two other things that really help to pull me out of a funk is to listen to really upbeat or peppy music, which makes my feet go to dancing or I do some exercise for at least ten minutes, which always ends up being more. By the end of whatever I do, I feel 100% better.
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An outer layer of the peppercorn contains substances that may boost fat metabolism. Adding black pepper to foods may help in the treatment of obesity. Black pepper reduces inflamation and can slow the growth of some cancer cells.
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Black pepper is a natural antidepressant..spinkle some on your foods when feeling blue!!!
Whenever I turn down a high calorie food instead of feeling deprived, I note it in my food diary and the calorie content of that food. On days where I very nearly don't go to the gym I note that down also. At the end of the week, I tot up how many extra calories I would have consumed/ not burned and take it away from my loss. Seeing the weight I would still be had I given into these impulses keeps me on the straight and narrow. Instead of feeling deprived, I feel empowered! :)
When I feel deprived, I feel blue. When I feel blue I eat. This tip helps me to feel in control of my weight loss. Instead of thinking I am missing out, I feel proud of myself for resisting temptation, for not giving in. It tastes better than any cake.
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