Are your surroundings sabotaging your attempt to lose weight? Take a look around you and think about the times you are eating. What’s in the house, the snack box at work, or in your ‘stash?’ You are in the fight of your life and the pantry isn’t helping!
Take heart, help is on the way!
Create a safe environment in which you eat and a new environment inside your head–a place that is free of anxiety. Call a truce at dinner; avoid controversial topics and choose to find topics that promote relaxation and peace. Put the answering machine on or turn off the ringer on the phone. Limiting the distractions also can create a sense of calm so you can truly enjoy mealtime.
Get rid of high impulse foods that are in your house. If you know cookies are a weakness, don’t stock up on them and expect to pass them by when hunger strikes! Reduce sugar intake or eliminate it from your diet. Sugar is addictive and you will have to support the habit! Substitute high fat, high sugar foods with lower fat, more protein and complex carbohydrates. Make little changes over a long period of time for lasting results.
Change your schedule to make room for exercise. Turn in an hour earlier in the evening, and get up an hour earlier to exercise before the day begins. Start exercising gently. You need to find a way to move your body everyday! So find someone to partner with in the need to exercise.
As you experience a new environment, you will also experience a new life! All of us have an equation that equals weight loss.
We’re here to help. Join our Lose it for Life group at our next New Life Weekend.