Starting a new healthier diet can be daunting. Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed.
Don’t Let One Mistake Derail You
Don’t let small slip-ups take you totally off the rails. If you make a mistake or crave something and indulge in it, that is fine! Remember the moment and see if you can identify what set you off and move on from the moment. This free behavior guide (all free guides have been redeemed) is yours to print and use when you notice these situations. Don’t let that one bad choice lead you down a path of multiple bad decisions for the rest of the day or week. Just because you had donuts at work does not mean you grab fast food on the way home. Keep strong and remember that weight loss and eating healthy constantly are not overnight changes. Everyone makes mistakes, it’s all about getting on track as quick as you can! Following the 4 steps below from the guide we can workout what may be causing the issue.
Step 1 – Looking Back
If you haven’t yet downloaded the free PDF behavior guide download it and open it and let’s get to work. The first step in figuring out what causes the lapse in choices is looking back at what was going on in the 1-2 hours before hand. Write down what you remember doing and how you remember feeling in that moment. Chances are it may seem like a normal day but this can help identify triggers over time.
Step 2 – Immediately Before
In the moments immediately before what were you feeling? Just as importantly was anyone with you? Were you influenced by others or was this something you snuck away to do? If you are unsure just leave them blank and don’t worry about it. It is about building a bigger picture.
Step 3 – During
During the moment how did it make you feel? What did you choose to consume and most importantly why did you choose that item? Is it always something that has comforted you or that you always crave?
Step 4 – After
When you finished eating how did you feel emotionally but also physically? Typically this is the moment when we come to realize we even made a mistake. While we will feel guilty from what we consumed it doesn’t have to be the end of the diet. Remember that is your moment to get back on track for the day.
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