1) Start and keep a food diary.
This easy exercise will help you see your daily food intake and keep you on target to avoid overeating.
2) Set goals for whatever you want to accomplish.
But be realistic about what you can accomplish or you will set yourself up for failure. Know what you can do and think about an appropriate time frame for completion of the goal.
3) Make sure you goals are visible.
Literally write down your goals and paste them all over your kitchen, bathroom mirror, and your desk. Keep a food diary, as well.
4) Treat your goals as if they are part of an important work plan.
This is your special life project!
5) Stay focused, especially when food shopping.
Use a shopping list and only buy what you need for the week.
6) Don’t beat yourself up!
Take baby steps, one meal at a time. Start with breakfast and eat fruits, oatmeal, drink water, etc. After that, move on to your new lunch plan. Then step up to dinner.
7) Never skip a meal!
By eating three meals a day, you keep your energy up and you tummy full. Plus, you won’t get hungry and feel the need to snack during the day!
8) Add color to your life!
Make sure your plate of food is colorful with different and visually interesting vegetables. These various vegetables have goodies that aid body functions and help you stay young and healthy.
9) Go green!
Eating green veggies and large salads provides you with better eyesight plus they are high in vitamins and low in calories! Can’t beat that!
10) Drink up!
Rule of thumb: drink a full glass of water and it will stop your hunger craving.
11) Eat sweet vegetables and fruits.
The more you eat, the less you will crave the unprocessed sweets.
12) Never go to the store hungry!
Have a healthy snack before you go food shopping. Just focus on your shopping list!
13) Sleep = weight loss!
When we are tired, our bodies crave energy in the form of sugar! Try to follow sleep routines like going to bed and getting up at the same time everyday, even on days off, AND no electronics in the bedroom!
14) Eat and enjoy!
When having a meal, “turn off “everything. No texting, TV, driving, etc. Sit down and enjoy what you are eating. Savor every moment of the meal!
15) Become label savvy!
Learn how to read the labels on everything you shop for and ultimately eat!
16) Try to reduce stress by spending more time on your “me” time to avoid emotional “binge eating.”
Get a massage, take a warm bath and learn how to decompress!
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