Think about the effort your willing to put in to acheive weight loss. Make a plan . Reap the benefits thru nutrition. Learn how to be your own cheerleader & ask other for help. Get 7-9 hrs. of sleep to stop the hunger hormones. Enjoy a cup of green or blk. tea daily. Make homemade soup 1X a week to save on calories & ease the budget. Eat a sm. salad daily. Add rosemary, tumeric, cumin, garlic, onions, seeds & berries to maintain good health. Take a speedy 10 minute walk to increawse blood flow.
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Research has shown that it takes people approximately 28 days to pick up (or leave) a habit. Instead of making resolutions for the new year, why not aim to make a total of 12 resolutions for the whole year? Decide what change you want to make each month, and start on the first day of the new month! By the end of the month your resolution has become a habit and you can move on to the next one! This makes sustaining multiple resolutions easier.
I find that starting New Year Resolutions a few days early makes it easier to stick with them. Knowing that you have already started removes some of the pressure from the "D" Day of January 1st, plus you have already proved to yourself that you could stick with healthy habits for a few days. So today, December 26th, is the first day of my 2014 New Year Resolutions! Not only will I eat healthy, exercise, spark... but also I will write down all of the other resolutions and the "2014 Plan".
This principle also applies to getting back on track. When I know I have been off track for a couple days, I tell myself I will get back on track "officially" tomorrow, however that I should start right away "as much as I can" to be more ready the next day. It takes the pressure of "tomorrow".
Instead of making those resolutions that barely last 10 days let alone 12 months - make some goals with positive non-food related rewards. Like I'm going to be below xxx lbs by Feb and I will get a massage for reaching it.
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