Remember that weight loss is a JOURNEY and no one is perfect. You WILL make mistakes. You WILL sometimes overeat. You WILL not work out. some days when you know you "should." That is all normal. And understandable. Don't berate yourself. Tell yourself, "OK I slipped. I won't do it again." Then mean it. That doesn't mean you starve and work out like a Marine. It means you return to your plan. When I believed these truths, I began to get healthy. And I started to learn how to stay that way!
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The best way to lose weight is to be kind to yourself. This means treating yourself well: eating healthy foods, exercising that wonderful body you are housed in, and taking care of yourself emotionally, spiritually and financially. It also means you should not berate yourself or beat yourself up when things aren't "perfect." Be as kind to yourself as you would be to your best friend and your own children.
Give yourself the gift of peace of mind: Don't berate yourself for making small mistakes, like slipping off your diet/exercise plans. Know that your intentions are 'honorable' and you'll get yourself back on track. Allow yourself to feel that you deserve all the good this world has to offer. Extend those good feelings to others. You will feel wonderful inside, and won't need to seek comfort from food.
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