Almost All Dieters Have Messed Up At Some Time Or Another.
Trying to lose weight can be likened to learning how to ride a bike for the very first time. You may be a little scared and a lot excited and you will probably fall at least once. Just get back on track again when you mess up while dieting.
If you mess up on your diet it isn’t the end of the world. This has happened to many of us. It is what you do after messing up that counts.
You can be disappointed but don’t beat yourself up or “punish” yourself. Give yourself the same respect and dignity that you would another person going through a similar situation.
Acknowledge that you aren’t bad because you messed up.
Don’t discuss your downfalls with negative “I told you so” type people who seem to get a joy out of pointing out your faults. Instead of helping you to come up with a good weight loss and fitness plan they rather tell you how much they knew that you would fail.
Your association is a reflection of how you feel about yourself so choose wisely those you allow into your inner circle. While you don’t want someone to just tell you what you want to hear while you are messing up, you also don’t want someone using your mistakes as an excuse to beat up on you.
This isn’t healthy for you to endure this type of behavior while you are trying to take active measures towards bettering your health and lowering your weight.
So if you are currently dealing with a friend or family member who behaves this way, make a firm resolution to keep the topic of your weight loss off limits. You can always talk about other things with your friend or family member.
Join a weight loss support group or find a friend to lose weight with. One who is going through a similar experience will understand when you have setbacks.
One who has similar struggles will be less apt to harshly judge you when you make a mistake. They can also help motivate you but ultimately you must motivate yourself and stay focused.
Keep track of how you were feeling when you messed up on your diet. You can keep track of your feelings, moods, and foods in a small notebook or file on your computer. This can help you to establish a pattern. Your record keeping can be as extravagant or as simple as you desire.
This can help you to establish a pattern. Your record keeping can be as extravagant or as simple as you desire.
Once you learn to associate certain moods with cravings for certain foods or lack of will power and control you will be better equipped to make wise choices when those situations arise again.
Instead of overreacting when upset, you may get relief by talking to a comforting friend or family member. As time goes on you will learn that food isn’t the answer to your problems and how to manage your diet better.
Keep in mind that just like you can pick yourself up off the ground and hop right back on the bike that you just fell off of, you can get right back on track with the very next meal. Don’t feel that because you messed up, you now have a pass to just keep messing up until tomorrow or even next week.
Don’t feel that because you messed up, you now have a pass to just keep messing up until tomorrow or even next week.
Dust yourself off and start over as soon as you realize you messed up. Get back into the swing of things immediately. You can do it!
Love and light,