Here I go again! The Easter holiday just passed and I couldn’t keep myself from reaching for the jelly beans, cupcakes and chocolate bunnies. Now they’re showing up on my hips, waistline and thighs. UGH!!! It was a lot of fun putting on the weight – not so much fun taking it off.
That’s why I came up with three new tricks to help me shed those extra pounds – AGAIN!!! Maybe a few of them can help you as well:
First: I’m trying to look at this whole weight loss thing a little differently. Instead of telling myself “no,” I simply do a review at the end of the day and see how I could improve. What did I eat? What could I have changed? What would make tomorrow a better day? For some reason, asking these questions makes me feel less deprived. It’s a subtle shift in words and a shift in my attitude. I look at how I can be better instead of beating myself up over the choices I made.
Second: I wear my clothes that are a little tight on me. It’s a gentle nudge telling me I need to lose some weight. So as I reach for that dessert after dinner, and it feels like my button is going to pop off and fly across the room, it’s a reminder that maybe I can pass on that chocolate chip cookie this time.
Third: When I have a craving, and for me it’s usually chocolate, I do something to keep my hands busy. Sometimes I call a friend or I do the laundry or anything that takes my mind off a snack. It helps me to think about something other than food.
So what do you think? Give some of these ideas a try. And the next time you’re tempted to go on a Chocolate Bunny Binge, they just may help you recover from your cravings a little quicker.
Do you have any other ideas to share? I’d love to hear them.