I have never been a positive person. Lately, I have been focusing on the positive things that have occurred since beginning my healthy lifestyle instead of the negative. This has profoundly changed my outlook in life in general, not just with weight loss and healthy living.
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I eat my entire serving of the least calorie dense food (salad, fruit, vegetable), then most nutrient dense (beans, whole grains, seeds/nuts) before having the least nutritionally important foods (refined carbs, foods with added or unhealthy fat, starches lacking vitamins & fiber, etc.).
This way I'm eating plenty but minimizing my intake of empty calories and maximizing the nutrition in my meal.
Surround Yourself with Positive People and Actions
We cannot choose our families, but we can choose HOW we deal with our family members with positive attitude and words. If family members are negative and give you negative feedback about anything in your life--turn the negatives into a positive by either NOT responding to the negative OR by saying, "I understand how you feel" and leave it at that. Family members may not provide positive feedback, but you can be proud of all your accomplishments--small or big changes.
YOU know what you have accomplished, and it is not necessary to react or respond to negativity no matter who is spewing it out negativity. Often, "Silence is golden" can be a positive when it comes to families. Love them and ignore their negativity. 104
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