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Tip of the Day - Stay the Course

Monday, September 07, 2009

Tip of the Day - Stay the course

One little (insert favorite food here) won't derail my diet. For the most part this is true. One cookie probably isn't going to send your entire weight loss program into a tailspin.

The real problem with veering off course, is the precedent you set for yourself. It's true that when you break the rules one time, it makes it so much easier to do it again. The trouble is, two times leads to more, and more from there. Before you know it, you chalk your diet up to another failed attempt.

It's unrealistic to think that slip-ups are never going to happen. Whether it's a social outing not to be missed, or a business lunch, it's going to happen. The key is to save your lapses for occasions such as these, not while you're sitting at home bored.

So try to stay as close to 100% as you possibly can. And remember, just like any other good habit, the more you do the right thing, the easier it is to maintain momentum!
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  • PRAYDANCRUNLOVE
    This is such good advice. I am finding that doing the right thing becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more you do it, the easier it becomes to do, etc.
    Thanks for this.
    Grace and peace,
    Chelle
    3210 days ago
  • GOODGETNBETR
    Magnificent advice emoticon I heard that even if you're eating 85% of the good stuff you can still make good progress. Hope your journey's going well too. Keep up the great work!
    3211 days ago
  • LAURA5979
    Good advice! Thanks, Laura
    3211 days ago
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