Well here we are almost 2 weeks into the 2012 and I'd like to give you some tricks to help keep you motivated to make this year your most successful yet.
- Mind over matter - think slim. Ask yourself these questions:
o What do you experience just before you eat something?
o Do you tussle with yourself? "I really shouldn't... but I want to!"
o Do you imagine how the food will taste, even feel in the mouth?
o Do you focus on the real consequences, rather than the temporary satisfactions of eating?
- You are the company you keep... Surround yourself with slim people. I'm not saying you should dump all your curvier friends, but research has shown that the average body type of the people you surround yourself with has an effect on your weight and size. Start palling around with slimmer, fitter types and your subconscious will pick up the new patterns. Even better... workout with your friends as a group... after all "it takes a village".
day or a 'weak moment'. That doesn't mean you have "completely blown it"! Perfectionism is a trap. Aim to eat sensibly and healthfully most of the time, not all the time. We all over indulge now and then.
- Eat when you're hungry - and eat well. Aim For 5 Servings Of Fruits And Veg Per Day - Fruit and vegetables taste delicious and there's so much variety to choose from. They're a good source of vitamins and minerals, and dietary fiber. They can also help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Fruit and vegetables are low in fat and calories and high in taste
- Congratulate and reward yourself when you have met your smaller goals to help you keep motivated.
Good luck in sticking with the resolutions and shedding the pounds.