- Scrap the diet. Diets don’t work. If you start labeling foods as “good” or “bad” you’ll set yourself up for bingeing, deprivation, and obsessing. Instead of cutting things out completely, start small and gradually improve you diet. Maybe that means eating one more salad each week, one less diet soda, or swapping fish for steak. Small steps over time add up.
- Avoid your triggers. If you know that you’re going to eat the whole box of cereal, don’t buy it. If you overexercise when you belong to a gym, schedule an appointment afterwards so you can only be there an hour (or ditch the gym altogether). Knowing yourself is key It only takes one moment of weakness to feel bad.
- Pamper yourself. If you feel great, you’ll want to keep feeling great – so go get that massage, facial, mani/pedi. By taking care of your body you’ll value it more (and you’ll value your health). Do (healthy) things that make you feel good, and hopefully those things will help you make healthier choices every day.
With my wedding coming up, I’m trying to be as relaxed around food as possible because I want to feel awesome on that very special day.
Yesterday’s lunch was this yummy ciabatta sandwich:
Ingredients: Ciabatta roll, organic tomatoes, herbed chevre goat cheese – grilled on Mr. George. I had a huge apple with it and it kept me full for 6 hours.
I also like rolls and bread for breakfast…
Thanks to these tips and lots of filling things like breads and fats, my stomach is flat and my pants are a little loose.
Exercise of the day: walking to and from work (2.8 miles total) + an exercise video TBD.
What’s your favorite food **right now**? I’m really digging sandwiches. Does that count?
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