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There is diet fatigue if you go on a diet. People can stay on a diet about three months and then they are done with it because they can’t stand it. Instead, focus on making healthy lifestyle and diet choices that you can live with for a long time.
Comments: For me this goes back to making elimination changes. I love ice cream and could eat it every night. I eliminated it to once a week and instead of eating it at home I go out to eat it. This prevents me from having a carton in the freezer and sneaking around to eat it. I try to eliminate one item/habit every 2 weeks. This also prevents me from calling what I'm doing a diet.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Eating in response to sadness, boredom, or stress wrecks your calorie counting for at least one day. “We learn to associate food with feeling better,” says Hubbert, a self-confessed boredom eater. When you become aware of your urge to eat in response to emotions instead of hunger pains, find something else to do that will distract you for 10 or 15 minutes, such as taking a walk, says Hubbert.
Comment: Guilty again! Most of my emotional eating comes from stress. I have situations in my life that truly stress me out and I find myself standing in front of the refrigerator all too often. What I've found to work for me is to grab a bottle of cold water and down about 1/2 of it. That actually cures my stress hunger better than anything else.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Even if you could achieve your diet goals by calorie counting alone, you would be more successful (and healthier) if you were physically active. “The number one barrier to exercise that I hear is time,” says Hubbert. National recommendations are at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week. You can break this up into three 10-minute segments per day, says Hubbert.
Comment: I used this excuse so often that it was pathetic. When I've finished for the day I like to sit down and read. I didn't want to do something that required my full attention for 30 minutes. I will say that I'm limited in my activities due to having fusions in my back and problems in my neck, but I found something that allows me to exercise and read at the same time. I have a stationary bike with a chair style seat! It allows me to work my legs, heart, etc. without hurting my back. And since I'm reading as I ride the 30 minutes have gone by so quickly.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Hanging all your feelings of success on the numbers on the scale can be a diet disaster. You should only weigh yourself once a week, says Gail Curtis, assistant professor at the Wake Forest University Health Sciences department of physician assistant studies in Winston-Salem, N.C. Curtis recommends tracking other short-term health goals, such as eating more veggies, walking daily, or drinking water instead of soda, that will give you a sense of accomplishment.
Comment: This is absolutely true! I used to weigh every morning. I would make sure I did this as soon as I got out of the shower so I won't even have the weight of my clothes. Stupid thing to do. I now weigh once a week, fully clothed. I also move my scales around. I've found that they sometimes get 'stuck' on certain readings and keep showing the same each time.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
If you are out with friends and get talked into dessert, don’t beat yourself up. “Guilt can set in and, for some people, that gets them moving in a backwards direction". Even if you did enjoy your indulgence, put it in perspective — it’s just one mistake compared to all your good diet choices yesterday, today, and the ones you'll make tomorrow.
Comment: Been here, many times. I think our minds use this as a way to quit dieting. I've found myself indulging in something I shouldn't be eating and the rest of my day is shot. I allow myself to eat whatever I want for the rest of the day and sometimes the next day. Then we come to our senses and start back only to fall for it again and again and again. Reprogram your brain to believe that this is just one failure and not a reason to give up.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Be it chocolate or bacon, totally banning a favorite “unhealthy” food from your diet sets you up for temptation. Instead, use your calorie-counting skills to build in a small indulgence now and again.
Comment: What I try to do with this is to allow myself something that I truly love just ONCE a week. By using the 'lay it down after each bite' I'm able to savor every bite and enjoy it so much more than I've done in the past where I eat it quick and end up grabbing another because I wasn't truly satisfied.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
If you eat quickly, your brain won’t get the message that you are full in time, says Kathy Hubbert, MS, RD, of EatRight Weight Management Services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “Put the fork down between each bite,” she advises.
Comment: I've started doing this and it does work. There are times that I forget to put the fork or sandwich or whatever I'm eating at the time, between bites and have actually ended up still hungry. That actually happened to me the last time I ate at Arby's. The Swiss Dip sandwich was something I had not eaten in several years so I wolfed it down. I still felt hungry when I finished. This wouldn't have happened if I had put half it in the box, closed the lid and eaten each bite at a time while putting the sandwich down inbetween bites. Try this! You'll see what I mean.