Do you know how you can eat smart and lose weight?
Eating smart and losing weight is not only about what you eat, it is also about what you do not eat. This whole process begins with setting realistic goals for yourself. You have to consider your ability to eat smart and lose weight part of your process of self-mastery and personal transformation. It is a lifestyle choice.
You have to be able to say “No” to some food offers. What will you do if at the office or a friend’s house, and you are offered a mouth-watering plate of ice cream? You have to learn to have a specific plan for the different situations and circumstances that make up your day. For the situation above, you can ask your friends at the office, if they have ice cubes or yogurt? Explain to them, how you love the crunchy sounds of ice cubes between your teeth or how you love the refreshing taste of yogurt in your mouth.
This is part of the process of eating smart. How? You have refused to eat the ice cream without making others feel bad, and you kept yourself focused on your goal of not eating ice cream that day or for the week. You also have to consistently remind yourself to take productive action and stop allowing distractions like negative thinking and purposeless action take away your focus and keep you from achieving your daily goals. It also means that you check the factors that can distract you from your daily mini-goals for healthy eating.
You have to be aware of the different distractions and attractions that occur throughout the year. Birthday parties, graduation ceremonies, weddings, holidays and anniversaries occur throughout the year and may disrupt your well-crafted weight loss plans unless you take proactive action. How can you do this? Do you snack with fruits before parties so that you won’t overeat and gain too much weight at the party? This is a simple plan I have been using for some years. I eat a bowl of strawberries and blue berries with an apple or orange before I go for a party. What is the advantage?
The advantage is that when I get to the party, I am not so hungry that I eat without control. Secondly it allows me to selectively focus on the healthier food options offered at the party rather than making choices based on my cravings. This way I am able to avoid packing extra weight and still have a good time at the party. This is part of the process of eating smart and losing weight. I hope these tips will help you in your journey of personal transformation!