Thursday, July 14, 2011

Shedding (Releasing) Pounds Takes Time. Preventing Disappointment When "Slips" Happen...

Never expect perfection as you work towards your goal of a healthy and fit lifestyle. Truth is, anyone trying to release weight and get healthy is going to experience some "off" days.

It takes an excess of 3,500 calories to gain a pound of weight, so an occasional slip will never completely wipe out your efforts. The bigger issue is an inability to cope with the slips.

Here are a few tips that may make those tough times a little easier:
  • Let go of perfectionist thinking. Accept that you may have a bad day and slip with your fitness and meal plan once in a while.
  • When you feel that your goals are just taking too much time, stop and think clearly about your healthiest options at that moment. And remember "slips happen." Grade your efforts on a scale of 1-10.
  • Write out a plan (actually write it) on how you are going to get yourself back on track.
  • Do something positive. Go for a walk or get some other form of exercise, or eat something healthier than you had planned.
A bad day or two is fairly harmless. Just do whatever it takes to get back on track. And if it will make you feel better, plan the next day to include a variety of plant based foods to make up for the slip(s).

And ALWAYS remember, we cherish your business and support you in a healthy AND FIT lifestyle!

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