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Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?

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Don't put things off!

After a recent slip up I found myself saying "I'll get back on track tomorrow" almost every day. It was three weeks before I came back to my senses and got back on Spark People and back into my program. Don't let things go for too long. Keep on tracking even if you are not having a good day or a ...

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6 healthy foods to add to your diet this fall

Fall has a bit of an oxymoron thing going on. It’s the start of a lot of things, but not the calendar year. Many of us are detoxing from summers filled with too many hot dogs, potato salads, beers and rosé, but we’re trying to cover ourselves up in cashmere sweaters, not slip into bikinis.

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Don't Judge Yourself - Just Move Forward

When you have eaten more than your recommended calories or skipped a workout or ate that full bag of chips, don't beat yourself up! Still be sure to track whatever you ate, but move on. Everyone slips. Everyone! Keep your overall goals in mind (go over them after the slip-up) and look forward to...

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Getting back to basics

I am struggling to get back on track, so I will not buy any of the foods that get in the way of interrupting that unhealthy eating pattern.

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BANISH GUILT!

Guilt is counterproductive, demoralizing and useless. If you deviate, learn from it and pick up where you left off. Don't use that as an excuse to throw in the towel and quit...

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Log the bad stuff!

Sometimes when I have a bad eating day, it's tempting to just not log it. Why bother? I know that I went over my goals! But I have found that logging the bad stuff helps me to get it off my chest, and then I can move forward and get back on that wagon that much quicker.

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Push the reset button

Bad day? Blow your calories? No problem. You can push the reset button anytime. If I've gone off track, whether it's for a month or a meal, I literally stop, take a moment to breathe deeply, and imagine myself pushing a giant RESET button. The image lets me release what I've done and move forward.

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