Weight Loss Plans

Think This Not That-Strategy

Here are some strategies and examples of how to “Think This” and take action for weight loss success.
THINK THIS
1. Ditch the all-or-nothing mindset.
2. Adopt a positive and supportive relationship with yourself.
3. Think Rocky III, Eye of the Tiger: Focus, commitment, drive and above all fortitude (as defined by merriam-webster.com: strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage).
4. Be true to yourself.
5. Think about “The Little Engine That Could”, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Engine_that_Could.
TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION
Create “Eat-To-Win” (ETW) strategies to get back on track ASAP, its ok to indulge as long as you follow your own ETW rules.
1. After eating a trigger food, the best thing to do when you start to get hungry is to eat the nutrients that were lacking in the trigger food itself.
Trigger foods typically are high in calories, carbohydrates and unhealthy fats.
Strategy: Eat low calorie, high protein and small amounts of healthy fat foods that provide antioxidants and phytonutrients http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytochemical , to balance the lack of nutrients your body did not get from your last indulgence.
2. Schedule an enjoyable activity, you may want to make a list. Moving your body will make you feel better physically and psychologically.
3. Journal, write down your feelings about your indulgence. Was it worth it? Were you stressed because you were not following your plan? Did it soothe you? Then plan how you might do things differently for the next time. Keep your journal in an easy to reach place so you can refer to it easily.

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Valerie Goldstein

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