I Don'T Tell Myself I Can'T Have This Piece Of Food.
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Not telling your brain this food is out the door or ya can't have it. Not telling your brain it is the death of your diet if ya eat it. Not telling your brain one second on the lips and forever on the hips.
I have found this time a round instead of making myself hate diet life or killin myself at not eating something...I just say..do I really want it??? And if I hear yes...then I ask am I willing to work it off right away??? 99% of the time I put it back and move on.
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When I'm tempted with something that doesn't fit into my plan, instead of telling myself I "can't" have it, I tell myself I "can"...but that I can only have one, or only a small piece. This way I don't feel cheated and I don't raid the pantry later looking for something.
When starting a diet or trying to break unhealthy habits stop telling yourself you "can't" have this or you "can't" do that... change your thinking and gain motivation to continue making progress! I have tried to diet and lose weight numerous times and everytime I have I find it so hard to stick to because they are so restrictive. So, instead of telling myself I can't eat certain foods, I remind myself of the rewards of simply cutting back on such indulgenges and allow myself occasional "treats"
Instead of completely cutting out sweets or chips, say to yourself..."if I can keep up my diet this week, I will have one cookie (or whatever it is your heart desires) on Friday evening"... this way you are cutting back while not being super strict on yourself. This will help motivate you keep going
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