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Day 59 - Heart Hunger "Insteads"
Monday, September 28, 2015      3 comments

Come up with a list of activities that will help you appease heart hunger. As you build this list of 'Insteads" look for things you can draw on immediately whenever you feel tempted to eat in response to heart hunger. Create an "instead" li... Read more
Day 58 - Heart Hunger
Sunday, September 27, 2015      3 comments

Heart hunger will send you toward soft, smooth, or creamy foods as well as comfort foods or ones related to fond memories or happy times. When you realize that you're experiencing heart hunger, ask yourself, "What's making me feel empty right no... Read more
Day 57 - Head Hunger 'Insteads"
Saturday, September 26, 2015      5 comments

Start creating a list of things and ideas you can draw on instead of eating.Whenever you realize you're facing a head hunger craving, stop to think about the real cause of hunger and how you might address your emotional needs. Then, do one of th... Read more
Day 56 - Head Hunger
Friday, September 25, 2015      3 comments

Head hunger usually tends to be connected to pressure-type situations such as anger, frustration, or resentment. whenever you crave a chewy or crunchy food, take a quick inventory of what might be affecting you. Try to identify anything that's i... Read more
Day 55 - Food is the Consolation Prize
Thursday, September 24, 2015      4 comments

Although eating may temporarily soothe an emotional need, unfortunately, the end result never matches your dream. Food becomes the consolation prize. It's better than nothing, but not even close to what you really wanted - to be loved, appreciat... Read more
Day 54 - Eating to Feel Better
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      5 comments

When you're tired, stressed, or physically ill, food is often the first thing that comes to mind. Instead of immediately reaching toward food when you're feeling tired, do something else first and see if it takes care of the problem. Creat... Read more
Day 53 - Food is my Best Friend
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      3 comments

The truth is - food works! But when it's misued, it can also harm your weight and your health, making you resent the very solution it provides. Eventually, food can become your best friend, the only way you know to fix your problems. Like I... Read more
Day 52 - Food is an Instant Fix
Monday, September 21, 2015      4 comments

Eating provides a great way to procrastinate. Whenever you face a task you don't want to do, food gives you a convenient escape. It's also easy to slip into wandering around eating where you just let food solve your problems of boredom or restle... Read more
Day 51 - What is Emotional Eating
Sunday, September 20, 2015      1 comments

Before you put anything in your mouth, ask yourself, "Is this hunger or a desire to eat". If you're having a desire to eat, catch yourself on the spot and ask, "What's going on here? What's making me want to eat right now?" I will have to t... Read more
Day 50 - Ten-Minute Solution
Saturday, September 19, 2015      10 comments

When exercising seems too hard, make a deal with yourself that says you only have to exercise for ten minutes, and after that, you can quit. Sometimes, at the end of ten minutes, you'll feel relieved it's over and you'll stop. But other times, y... Read more
Day 49 - Just Do Something
Friday, September 18, 2015      4 comments

Anytime your motivation slips away or you have a setback in your routing, just take one step. Simply tell yourself: Just do something; then you're started. Then, with whatever step you've taken, plan to repeat it daily for a minimum of three day... Read more
Day 48 - You Gotta Want To
Thursday, September 17, 2015      4 comments

Look at the list from day 47 (your 'I Can't' list) and change the 'I can't' to 'I don't want to'. It makes the action sound worse. You need to look at the underlying reasons for why you don't want to and change it to 'Wait a minute. Of course I ... Read more
Day 47 - Kick the Can't
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      2 comments

Starting today, banish the words "I can't" from your vocabulary. Instead, think about what's possible, then substitute the phrase, "I'll find a way". Then add the phrase, "Maybe I could..." then come up with a new action plan for each area. ... Read more
Day 46 - If not Food, Then What?
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      2 comments

When you lower the priority of food, you force yourself to put something else in its place as the dominant interest in your day. As you focus on the non-food items on your list, look for ways you can give them more emphasis or attention. Ma... Read more
Day 45 - Food - Important or Not?
Monday, September 14, 2015      4 comments

Designate specific times to let food be important, than other times, treat it as being unimportant. since you can't make food special all the time, be selective with when you call it important.When you spend time with others, you can still choos... Read more

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