Hi my Beautiful Spark Friends, here is our new mantra:
Today I am shedding pounds as I shred my self-doubt, Day in and day out, I develop the habits of healthy eating, Today I am transforming my body into calorie-burning machine, The more I exercise, the better I feel and the better I feel the more I exercise!
Donâ€™t completely eliminate foods that you actually LOVE.
Chances are that if you completely cut out foods you absolutely love, youâ€™ll spring back into old eating habits pretty quickly. Unless your doctor informs you of a health condition that requires food elimination, or unless you choose to eliminate a food for personal reasons, let go of the idea of â€œbadâ€ foods and learn to enjoy them in moderation instead. Pasta? Rice? A piece of chocolate cake? Enjoying these once in a while wonâ€™t derail all of your hard work and they arenâ€™t â€œunhealthyâ€ in proper portions. It is all about portion control...
Things do get a bit tricky with this â€œdonâ€™tâ€ though. You have to figure out the best method of non-elimination for you. For example, if you keep your favorite food in the house and know you arenâ€™t able to control how much you eat, then donâ€™t keep it in the house. Instead, enjoy it only when you go out.