Delicious Diary Entry
"A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"
My name is Ms. Delicious Diary and my job is to see how my clients are really doing when it comes to their weight loss journey. My favorite clients are Super Size-It Sally and Low-Calorie Lucy, along with their close knit group of friends. They all have their own way of dealing with their issues, and the funniest nicknames to prove it as you will see as you read their diary entries each week. I hold the key to the diary in this special little green bag. My fingers are itching to unlock the diary and see their weight loss or gain, and check their delicious food entries.
Dear Diary: My Coaching Session!
Super Size-It Sally:
Our coaching session was going along just fine until Mary Mac & Cheese announced she was giving up cheese forever. She said the only way she could stop eating her favorite food in the world - Mac & Cheese, was to just stop eating cheese altogether. Our coach told her that was not the best way to approach the problem because it's not good to totally eliminate any food. It might be better to allow yourself to have it once a week as a treat. But don't set yourself up for failure.
Sometimes when we are having a hard time with eating too much of a good thing, we might be tempted to go cold turkey and just stop eating that food altogether. That method might work for some people, but for most it is a recipe for disaster. For most of us the minute you make something off limits, that's when you simply cannot live without it. It is easier if we try to limit it instead of eliminating it completely. A few ways to do that is by buying that food in smaller pre-portioned packages. Not storing it in your house at all is another way to limit how much you eat. Then, when you want it you have to go to the store and buy it every time, and that is more trouble than it's worth. Keeping it out of arms reach makes it harder to get and will limit how often you eat it.
Lifestyle change of the week!
Keeping temptations out of sight will help you keep them out of mind. That in turn will keep them out of your mouth and off the scale. Make your home food friendly but temptation free. Making it easier on yourself by setting yourself up for success not failure.
"Don't be tempted to eat yourself out of house and home."