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Diet Action Steps

Do a mini-Fast Break. Pick another small goal and gain extra momentum with a 14-day streak

Sometimes, the best way to combat a setback or problem is by finding a way to gain some momentum anywhere, even if itís in another area of your life. You learned how effective Fast Breaks can be during Stage 1. You may not know that Fast Breaks can play an important role in motivating you throughout your life. We all need some quick-hitting momentum every so often. Ruts, routines, setbacks and failures are always going to pop up, seemingly at the worst possible times. The key to long-term success is having an immediate answer for those setbacks. Fast Breaks are made for just this purpose.

Choose another of these Fast Break ideas, or create your own small goal to focus on for the next two weeks:

  • Drink 8 glasses of water
  • Eat 2 veggies
  • Eat 2 fruits
  • Eat 2 complex carbs
  • Take a walk
  • Put up motivating pictures
  • Stretch in the morning
  • Write in a journal
  • Eat breakfast
  • Avoid using negative words that could discourage you

You may have the urge to increase the difficulty of this Fast Break. But remember, the sole purpose of the Fast Break is to regain some momentum, so donít go for anything too difficult. (Perhaps you might even revisit a Fast Break goal you used to start your diet and have forgotten about.) Take this Action Step to get your mind and body back on track.

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