Monday, April 27, 2009

Diet Tips

If you are trying to lose weight, it is easy to get into a rut. Sometimes you need to refresh and recharge your attitude and your plan to get those scales moving again. Here are some tips that I read recently in a little booklet from Bakers Delight. Most are common sense, but reminders like these are always helpful and often needed.

  • Stock your handbag - stock your bag with healthy snacks such as fruit, nuts or low-fat energy bars. This will stop you making poor choices when you are hungry.
  • Ask for help - enlist family and friends to help you achieve your goals. If they are on board with you they can help steer you in the right direction, like going for a walk with you instead of going for icecream.
  • Believe in yourself - research has shown that people who are successful on weight-loss plans believe they'll succeed. Ignore negative thoughts and say positive things such as 'I can make a better choice next time'.
  • Be aware of why you eat - is it stress, anxiety or boredom? Combat these emotions in other ways such as exercise, or talking things over with a friend.

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