Still not achieved your goal?
Hey, no one said it would be easy. Sometimes you have to put in a bit of homework….
SEE NO EVIL - If the biscuits are in your eye-line in the cupboard/ on the office desk, they will sing their siren song to you… ‘Eat me, eat me, EEEAAAAT MEEEEE!!!’
Move them. Hide them. Bin them.
SEE THE RESULT YOU WANT
Remind yourself why you want to lose weight. See yourself in those jeans/ that new dress. Hear the compliments flooding in. Imagine how you’ll feel when you’re lighter. Visualise getting your goal.
CHANGE YOUR DIRTY HABIT - If you always have a sweetie with a cuppa at 11am, don’t have a drink then. Go for an early lunch, switch to herb tea, walk around the office to see a colleague/ around the block for a breath of fresh air. Break the cues to your brain to go on an automatic binge. The same applies to ciggies.
WAIT FOR IT….
A craving usually passes in about 10 mins. Distract yourself until it goes. Tell yourself you can indulge, but only after you've rang a mate/ jogged on the spot/ done the washing up - for at least 10 mins.
EARY TO BED
Willpower wanes through the day. So go to bed early. Clean your teeth so you don’t feel like having a midnight snack. Relaxation also helps stop cravings, so even a 20 minute power nap or mini meditation can help.
Research shows that it’s easier to stick to a no cake/ no choc/ no booze/ no crisps rule than to a general, ‘I’ll cut down’ rule.
Every time to beat the craving, put a pound - or more - in a special box. Treat yourself at the end of the week/ month. BUT NO CAKES!