Sunday, December 30, 2012

#1 Diet Resolution : The Best Revenge

The #1 way to know you will be your healthy weight in 2013 is resolve to Be Good To Yourself. You will look good and you will feel good.

Because life is unpredictable, you cannot know what eating challenges lie ahead. Whether you're an emotional eater, a stress eater, a lonely eater or just a food lover, resolving to be good to yourself will keep you happy with your body. Here's how to do it:
  • Tune-in to what's pushing your buttons. Eating will never satisfy emotions, beat stress or be your best friend. Instead, when buttons are pushed try this:
    • Wait for 3 minutes to see if the urge to eat passes, which it probably will.
    • Plan an alternate activity to use to diffuse these feelings.
      • Call your mother/cousin/friend to see how s/he's doing. Everyone gets lonely.
      • Take a brisk walk around the block to diffuse anger. Focus on what is essential for you and adjust accordingly. If someone is making you angry, it's their problem, and the way to deal with it is to honor yourself.
  • Don't let eating be a habit. Volunteer to help others and discover how lucky you are. Helping others is cool. You will make new friends by being good to yourself and end mindless eating.
  • When you eat check in with how your body feels for clues . 
    • Notice personal changes and respond to them.
    • Notice how smelling and tasting what you eat makes you feel.
    • Notice when you're no longer hungry.
Being good to yourself is choosing to deal with the changes happening around you by going with the flow, but not compromising your priorities. You don't need permission to trust yourself, because you know what feels good and what doesn't. Trust yourself.

Intuitive tools will always protect you, as long as you use them. So, for 2013, here's how to be the #1 star in your life all year long. 
  • Be curious before you eat to notice how your body feels and to respond to it.
  • Use foresight as self-defense to think about how you'll feel tomorrow if you binge today.
  • Connect with dignity when someone or something pushes your button. It takes energy to take the high road, and that burns calories. It has been said  "Looking good is the best revenge". Be determined to look good!
Feeling good and looking good go together. Take time to know your body. Share the pleasure of  enjoying tastes and the comforts of relaxing with someone you love. Have a Happy New Year and remember, you are #1.

For practical intuitive solutions that are common sense for maintaining a your healthy weight, download: Am I Really Hungry? 6th Sense Diet : Intuitive Eating
and overcome eating challenges.

"If you can't solve a problem, it's because you're playing by the rules." P. Arden

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