How are you doing with that weight loss goal that
you set on January 1st? Are you really ready to get it together before swimsuit season? I help my private clients make sustainable change that improves their health
and gives them more energy, oh, and they lose weight. There is no shortcut but it is a simple process if you look at all facets
of your life and make your goal clear. Whatever it is, write it down in big letters and post it in your office, on your fridge
and in your car.
The first step is
to make 3 rules for yourself. I can't make the rules for you, they have to pertain to your life, your habits, your issues.
Some common rules look like this:
I will not eat in a restaurant
for xxx weeks, or until I lose xxx pounds
I will not drink alcohol
during the week and will only have 2 glasses on Friday and Saturday
will have a broth soup before lunch and dinner (studies show that this will decrease the total calorie
intake by 200 for that meal, better than a salad)
I will have one "fruits
and veggies only" day per week ( I can have one yogurt and one beans serving for protein)
I will write down everything I eat
will exercise for 45 minutes 3 times per week, no matter what!
And to support these rules, find a way to visually
mark them and reward yourself...
When I feel like going to
a restaurant, I will go to the bank machine instead and withdraw the cash I am saving. I will put it in a jar so I can see
it add up.
I will do the same for the wine I did not
Start each week with 14 paper cups next to the stove, drink the
broth from a paper cup, then toss it to see the stack diminish
the best! If you love watermelon, dig in! Berries in winter? Why not?!
Make it public, share!
yourself to a non-fat latte on the way home. You can't have one any other time, unless you go to the gym. (oops, that sounds
like another rule...sneaky, hey?)
Before you know it you are playing a little game with yourself that propels you forward.
THAT is how you get unstuck, little ideas with big rewards. Giddyup!