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Fitness Minutes: (18,345)
973 9/22/12 11:37 P
All good ideas! I make sure I don't feel deprived during the day and I keep busy during the evening. If I feel like eating something due to boredom or anxiety, I go clean out a messy closet, drawer . . .whatever! I also do the "no choice" self talk found in the book, The Beck Diet Solution by Judith S. Bech, Ph.D. It is a cognitive behavioral approach to dieting.
Those are great ideas. Thank you for posting them.
Fitness Minutes: (51,407)
4,817 9/22/12 8:49 P
try to find something to occupy your hands (and your mind) in the evening... some kind of craft like knitting or crocheting, scrapbooking, organizing photographs, etc. It helps to keep me from nibbling. Another idea, for me at least, is to listen to music instead of watching tv because there are no tempting food commercials on cd's.
It is hard to stay motivated unless you PLAN and help yourself make better choices by NOT having foods around that you are likely to indulge in too generously - at least not have them available ALL the time.
I weigh myself in the evening. I know weight can fluctuate throughout the day, but it reminds me that I am accountable for EVERYTHING i put into my body.
Fitness Minutes: (634)
74 9/20/12 8:15 A
Wow! I do the same thing. I eat so good during the day and then dinner hits. I am always so hungry and then have a hard time controlling my portions. I am have noticed that I go back to seconds after the kids leave the table. I am thinking that I am using 2nds as a way to reward myself for the day and to soothe myself (a way to relax).
Fitness Minutes: (43,778)
2,717 9/20/12 7:47 A
Tracking my food works the best for me.... I know how many calories I can eat in a day, and I dare not go over. I input my meals before I eat them so I know where I stand. It a pain to do, but it's the only way I can hold myself accountable.
Fitness Minutes: (7,875)
581 9/20/12 7:14 A
I feel the exact same way. I do so well when I'm at work all day, and then I go home and ruin it! It makes me so frustrated!
I read a book where the motivational quote simply was: "NO CHOICE". As in - Youve already decided to eat healthy so now you dont have a choice. You cant change your mind. For me it works, because it is as soon as my mind start with "I dont need to eat healthy, I could be naughty just for today, I should probably eat some chocolate to be sociable with my friend..." that it goes wrong. If Ive decided I have no choice in these matters - it helps for me.
Fitness Minutes: (4,545)
925 9/19/12 9:12 P
I find if I am not sure what dinner will "cost" me calorie wise I enter it in the AM before breakfast and then see what I am left with for the rest of the day to choose my other meals and snacks.
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