How was your week, little sisters? You've got a plan, you aren't taking negative self talk anymore and you aren't allowing others to twist your arm into guilt-eating when it goes against your plan. THANK YOU for emailing, commenting or reaching out on social and telling me how you have renewed your fire when it comes to feeling better in your body. Your excitement helps me when I'm struggling, so let's keep sharing! Speaking of sharing, you've subscribed, right?
My week? I gained a pound, which is really frustrating, since I'm about five pounds away from my Weight Watchers lifetime. While it could have been the slice of birthday cake that derailed my success, it doesn't really matter. What matters is that I went to a WW meeting, I'm tracking my points and I know I'll reach my goal!
Changing how you think about food is really hard. So let's discuss something a little easier this week. I know I'm not the only one who battles the munchies late at night. I can't be the only one who looks at a refrigerator filled with nothing fun and cobbles together something sweet on the fly. Frozen pie crust and jelly? Pea shoots and teriyaki sauce? Garbanzo bean cookies? One treat is probably a good idea, if it's on plan. But my problem isn't leaving space (and prepping) for that one snack, it's being consumed with the "need" to eat a second snack before my first snack has even been eaten.
About this week's topic, I will say this:
If you have an eating disorder, these kind of mind tricks may not be the best for you. But if you just need a way to get through the night without blowing it, keep reading.
Every night, I fight a battle with food. Every night, around 9:00pm, I have my snack. Right now, It's a Dark Chocolate 100 Calorie VitaTop Muffin with a teaspoon of chunky peanut butter. But while I'm still eating my delicious snack, instead of enjoying it, my brain instantly begins plotting on how I can "afford" to eat another one. So instead of wasting all of my energy fighting with myself, I have rules. If at the end of my rule "gauntlet" I still want another snack, then fine. I can have it. That knowledge helps me stop wasting time worrying about eating and takes away my anxiety.
Weight Loss Top 4: Wait until the clock changes.
Weight Loss Tip 5: Eat a pickle.
What is working for you this week? Feeling creative and want to make a healthy dessert with garbanzo beans? It's so much better than you think and most likely, totally on your plan. Step outside of your comfort zone and try it! Share your success or tell us what was hard this week! Remember, you've got this!
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