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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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What to do After You Overeat

What to do after you've blown your calorie budget.

Letís face it: Everyone blows his or her calorie budget every now and then.

But you can forget that old saying, ďa moment on the lips, forever on the hips." You can get your eating back on track. Here's how.

First, Relax
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My secrets to a healthier me

is measuring my food with the portion control bowls and drinking 8 ounces of water before each meal. it helps with weight loss and makes me even more accountable. I also use my fit bit as well as it also tells me the calories that I have burned at different times during the day. I also have friends ...

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What... Yes you can..

Your favorite pair of jeans won't zip up.. the idea of gardening is exhausting.. a walk around the block is enough to send you to bed.... Worse, you learn you have find your weight is crushing your knees... I can say yes to all of these.. Finding out that because of weight and a bone disease was go...

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Just start where you are NOW.

Don't worry about where you WERE. or where you COULD BE. Just start where you are now, just start walking or drinking water or watching what you eat. Realize it's a process and a life style change, so it doesn't matter what you did yesterday. Instead of beating yourself up, congratulate yourself abo...

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY GO SPARK

When you feel like you are going out of control go SPARK! Tell others how you are feeling and that you need some support. Go to the Panic Room forum or your favorite team!

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Fake it 'til you make it.

Act as if you are at your ideal weight. What would you eat? What is your posture like? How do you carry yourself? What is your self-talk like? Your brain cannot tolerate the dissonance between your actions and your thoughts, so your thoughts will line up to your behavior.

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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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