Plan For Success
So what is the plan for success? The plan is to pay attention to your daily food and activity regiment in order to start to change it to a healthier and happier way of being. There are ten steps to this plan, separate from identifying your triggers, emotional stuck points, driving forces and past issues that support your emotional eating. The ten steps are;
Start to pay attention to your environment, start looking at those labels, start Googling “carbs in” for all of your food choices. Just get rid of all of your unhealthy choices that you have stored in your kitchen.
Get a food diary, start tracking exactly what it is that you are eating and identify the carbohydrates in every single food and drink choice. Just pay attention to the tally at the end of the day and see what your daily carb consumption actually is each and every day.
Now that you have cleaned your environment and you know how many carbohydrates you are actually eating everyday. As well as paying attention to food labels, start making choices that will lower your carbohydrate intake at the end of each and every day. You do not have to lower your daily carb number by much, you just have to start decreasing it.
Weigh yourself everyday, and put the number at the top of your page on your food diary everyday. You will quickly be able to start to track what you ate the day before and equivocate it to what you weigh the next day. You will also begin to see your progress overtime, as well as be able to identify where it is you might have overindulged and start to make appropriate changes to stay the course of your continued weight loss.
Schedule weekly meal planning, grocery shopping, and stalking up for the week for everything that you need. Make sure that you have snacks that are low carb and easily reachable without having to do any work in order to have something handy to snack on.
Plan on cooking extra every evening of your dinner, in order to facilitate lunches and snacks for the next day.
Carry healthy snacks, water, and diet pop with you in a big picnic bag everyday, so that you have plenty to eat and drink and never feel deprived.
Have water with you at the temperature and the taste that you like, and set the amount of water you wish to drink each day as a goal in your food diary.
Get a water bottle that suits you and make sure you have it by your bedside overnight in order to quench thirst when you need it.
If you have cravings or hunger pangs just roll with them, redirect yourself to keep yourself busy and occupied and know that they will subside within fifteen minutes. Allow yourself to feel tummy rumbling noises as just digesting and that it is not indicative of hunger, so there is no need to stress over those noises.
Pay attention to movement and make sure that you are moving. Pay attention to your NEAT (non exercise activity thermogenesis). Simply move! Do activities such as walking, cleaning your house, gardening, dancing around, taking extra steps at work, walking up and down the stairs instead of taking the elevator, and doing something when you are sitting instead of just sitting and doing nothing.
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