"If you're like most people, when you're on a diet, you try hard to follow it perfectly" ~Linda Spangle 100 Days to Weight Loss
I love this chapter of hers where she describes boundaries. #Nutrisystem provides us with a plan a.k.a boundaries. They lay it out and they say to follow it and if you follow it you lose weight. Simple right?
It isn't simple, on a regular basis we have counter foods or candy isles to walk by and to decide "are we staying within our boundaries or not today?" Instead of saying diet, start saying boundaries. When I use to say diet and I cheated, I then would have to battle against my inner fat self. She would always say "well since you already went off your diet you can now eat whatever you want the rest of the day". WRONG! Not the right answer!
The right answer is "well you chose to eat that cookie, now skip dessert tonight." Just keep to your plan or (boundaries) the rest of the day and get out of the diet mentality.
I am getting better with this actually. I am really trying to say its okay now, your on maintenance. Give yourself flexibility, breathe and enjoy the decisions you make instead of feeling guilty about them.
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