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Day 100 - This is How I Live!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Select your favorite principles from the 100 Days Program. Then choose the top ten lessons that you like best - the ones ou want to live by long-term. Once you've chosen the guidelines you want to follow forever, use them as a foundation for your daily life.

10. Boundaries, Not Diets - Picture your diet program as a road or a path. You can efine the boundaries of your diet road based on the number of calories, points, or other factors, you choose to follow As you walk on the road each day, your goal is to stay between the sides of the road.

9. Half-Off Special - For an easy way to manage your serving sizes on an ongoing basis, use a concept called the Half-off Special. That simply means eat half as much as you normally would, or take half of the amount you actually want. If you try eating half of your food but you can't stop yourself from finishing it off, take a close look at your emotional needs. Maybe something else in your life requires attention or needs to be filled.

8. First Two Bites - With any food that you love, eat the first two bites very slowly, noticing details such as the cinnamon in the apple pie or the sort caramel swirl in teh cheesecake. Allow yourself to completely absorb the texture and flavor of the food. After you finish those two bites, decide if you truly need more. In most cases, you don't.

7. Savoring - With this technique, you eat a very small amount at a time. Next time you eat one of your favorite foods such as a piece of cheesecake or something chocolate, savor it and notice every detail. Take tiny bites, about the size of a fourth of a teaspoon, and then pay total attention as you eat the food. With each bite, allow yourself to feel contented and satisfied

6. Eat Dessert When It's Special - To get control over sweets and desserts, consider making a policy that you will eat dessert only when it's special. This label includes not just the food itself, but also the setting and the people you're with. think about your favorite desserts, and then decide which ones are truly special and which ones are ordinary

5. Smaller Amounts, Less Often - Instead of avoiding yummy treats such as ice cream or chocolate-chip cookies, plan them into your program. By using the guideline of smaller amounts, less often, you can actually look forward to eating wonderful foods,

4. Slow Down Your Eating - Here's an easy way to train yourself to eat more slowly. At the start of your meal, set a timer or alarm on your watch for 20 minutes. Then pace yourself (even if you're just eating a sandwich) so you be finishing the last bite of your food when the time is up.

3. Small Wins - Today, look at your own actions and identify all the ones that help move you closer to your goals. Label these as small wins. Stack these wins on top of each other, and then look for ways to create more of them.

2. Live as a "Healthy" Person - Starting creating an image of how you will live as a 'healthy' person. Instead of aiming to to thin, consider using word such as healthy, fit, active, balanced, or strong. Make these lifetime goals, not just ones related to staying on a diet plan

1. (tie) Obesity is a Condition - In reality, obesity is a condition just like diabetes. First you have to get the condition under control, then you have to live every day in a way that keeps it managed.

1. 20-Year Plan - Create a blueprint for how you'll live for the next 20 years
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