Well, I wasn’t planning on posting about the diet challenge more than once, but then I prayed. And you know what happens when you pray….God gives you a new plan. As I prayed for you, I felt like I was supposed to keep sharing this so y’all won’t lose ground.
YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!
I got a lot of messages from you sharing that you want to join me in my ten day effort to get back on track, but many of you are saying things like, “This is just what I need. I am going to be better about my eating!”
Friends, you must have a solid plan. Without it, it’s is easy to get off track and before you know it you’ve lost the battle.
I, for example, first thing each morning go into the kitchen and make a list of everything I plan to eat that day. I see the day as a whole, so it helps to think of my daily intake as one, spread out meal. I do want there to be some flexibility so I am not planning the entire 10 days at once. But having a firm plan in place each morning keeps me from blowing it on my mood or a whim. And for me morning is when I am the most motivated, so that’s the best time.
I have a strict diet that I am following, but you should do whatever works for you. The point here is to avoid making last minute decisions.
In addition to a daily plan, make a plan for the times when you know when you will be out. Take your lunch when you won’t be home or explore options for healthy meals while you’re out. I love the salads at ChickFilA and can eat one of those without dressing if I get in a pinch.
If you’re going to a Christmas party, see if you can find out what is being served or take a few veggies with you to hold you over. If you want to let yourself have a treat, plan for that also by deciding to only eat half a serving of one thing and not have a free-for-all.
In other words….Make a PLAN.
I’d love to hear what you are planning to help you get through the challenge!