A planned “splurge” once in a while is ok, like on a special occasion. Just don’t let it become an increasingly frequent habit. You’ll probably find that when you splurge, you’ll feel physically bad anyway once you’ve gotten used to eating healthy. When eating out, remember that you are the customer – don’t be afraid to ask for substitutions (i.e. double veggie sides, sandwiches served on a big lettuce leaf instead of with bread). Allow yourself to fail – it’s a guaranteed certainty. Every healthy person has failed at some point along the way. Just get back on track and continue on. Learn to forgive setbacks and refuse to beat yourself up. Every failure is simply one step closer to ultimate success. With this outlook, and using lessons learned along the way, you will keep these setbacks from turning into full-fledged disasters.
Thank you, again, to Dr. Schupp for sharing her insights with us this week! What are some things that have helped you on your weight loss journey? We’d love to hear from you!