Friday, January 8, 2010

#3 and #4

#3. Make use of a food journal - and be honest when you document your food! There are so many free resources available out there. I personally use I find it simple to use and it tracks everything I would want to know about my diet.
Food journals are a great way to hold yourself accountable. I often found that the idea of having to include something in my journal, was just enough to help me decide not to eat it. That is why it's so important to be honest. If you can't journal your food without cheating, then it's probably not worth your time.

#4. Allow yourself a treat. For everyone, this will mean something different. You may need a small treat everyday, or you may decide that you get a splurge day every week or month. Whatever you decide, pick what works for you. If you feel like your being tortured, you probably won't stick with it. This is a LONG journey - and you have to find the balance between your extreme life change and living your life. It might take a while for you to find some middle ground, but once you do I believe you can really enjoy this ride.

1 comment:

  1. I love both of these ideas.

    #3 is something I'm working on as I struggle with food journals. It's a crazy vicious battle I have within myself. I'm doing better though.

    #4 is something that is difficult for me. But, I'm definitely going to give it some thought.