You see those clavicles? Those are GOALS for me. I’ve been chasing them for the past year; since my honeymoon to be honest. But, now I am planning a fabulous trip for my birthday in January, and I need my clavicles to come along.
I’ve been doing some research and found a few tips that I will incorporate into my daily routine. If you have a better plan or disagree with any of these suggestions, please share your thoughts with me. It definitely takes a village.
You are what you think! Low self-esteem can be a major cause of overeating. Train yourself to focus on your attributes rather than your weak spots. After all, what you focus on expands. So think wisely.
Post It Up
Write notes to yourself to stay on track. Little notes on the refrigerator or snack cabinet telling yourself to stay focused. “Stop!” “Choose Wisely.” “Vacation in less than 6 weeks.” Or whatever is relevant.
Water, Water, and More Water
You think you’re hungry but you may be thirsty. Next time you’re feeling hungry, try drinking a tall glass of water and waiting 20 minutes or so before reaching for a snack. Drinking more water also helps you feel full. And, continue drinking as you eat to add volume and weight to your meal.
Half for Me, and Half for You
When eating out try to share a meal with your company. OR, ask for a to-go container to pack half of the food prior to beginning your meal. If you’re like me, once you start, you must finish. I’m no quitter. This simple tactic could significantly subtract your calorie intake each day.
Some studies show that the average craving lasts approximately 10 minutes. So, try to keep your mind occupied for 10-15 minutes to beat out the craving clock.
Make Weekly Resolutions
Take it one week at a time. If you have a goal to lose 10 lbs, focus on making a change in your routine to lose 2 lbs a week. No need to chew the entire 10 lbs at once.