Cheer Yourself On!

August 14, 2013

Jogger-ExerciseMost weight loss plans focus a lot on the negative side of things—how many calories are in that blended mocha are something you don’t really want to hear (let’s just call it a sometimes treat and leave it at that). But the best way to lose weight is to focus on the positive things: what you did for yourself today.

Don’t focus on skipping the office birthday cake. Focus on how you took the stairs to the fifth floor, how you parked in the back of the parking lot, or how you has a healthy breakfast with whole grains, protein and probiotics.

If you focus on the brownies that Midge brought, not only are you torturing yourself, you’re setting yourself up for failure. But when you work to build a positive attitude, you’re ensuring that it’s not just the best way to lose weight, it’s a lifestyle change that you can take forward with you.

Here are some other ideas:

-Count calories burned, not eaten. (Use this handy calculator why don’t you:)

Calories Burned Calculator
Estimate the calories you burned walking:
Pace:
Weight:
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-Start with a pre-planned healthy breakfast every morning. Add a healthy afternoon snack (protein will provide you with energy so that you can skip that late afternoon coffee that messes with your sleep—if you want to drink your snack, try protein powder).

-Support your efforts with the right nutritional supplements—you could focus on exercising, a specific organ, or general wellness.

-Treat yourself. Once you start eating healthy and exercising, you probably won’t be craving ice cream. Try fruit and cream, sorbet, or a bit of cheese and crackers.

There’s lots of little changes you can make to your daily routine that can help you start feeling good about your health.

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