We talk about doing it, want to do it, dream about it- so why don't we? Plan it out, commit to it and do it. Keep it simple and short. No lying to yourself with excuses and dates. Do not let yourself go adrift with figuring it out as you go.
Plan your meals out. On the weekend prepare your lunches for the week at work. Have a backup meal ready in case you have a hiccup. If I am at work and forgot my meal then I go to Subway, hey it works! Cannot plan for everything so being flexible is helpful as well. Life is change.
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I have a notebook in Evernote with a separate note for each restaurant I visit and what the best options are for my diet plan in each. I don't write down the "best options" that I wouldn't like either - just what I'd actually order. With my smart phone, I have that custom reference to keep me on track.
Having a plan is half the battle, having it HANDY is the other half.
Don't leave weight maintenance as an afterthought! Start researching and planning for weight maintenance before or while losing weight. Approximately how many calories will you need while maintaining? What kind of exercise plan will you do? How will you manage cravings? Having a plan well ahead of time will make us better prepared for setbacks we may encounter once the enthusiasm of weight loss wears off.
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