- There are different types of eating. There is emotional eating. For example, sometimes I eat if I am frustrated. Sometimes I eat if I am bored. Being frustrated or bored is not a good reason to eat. Try not to do it. Remember how much work on the elliptical it will take to burn off that frustration snack!!! Sometimes I eat for a social gathering like going to a restaurant with the family. This to me is a gray area and a little tricky. I think as long as I do good the majority of my dieting time, I think this social aspect is OK. The jury is still out on this for me.
- Do not be a diet snob. Find a diet that is right for you and that you like so you will stick with it. However understand that what is right for you may not be right for someone else. If someone else's diet is to only eat pineapples while standing on their heads-that's OK. (Actually that is the way some of these new diets sound to me). Wish them success and mean it. There is no need to try to convert people to your diet.
- Do not take yourself too seriously. Even if you lose all the weight you want, hit and stay at your goal weight, we are all going to die. Even skinny people. A snack once in a while (maybe as a reward for doing well on your diet) is not going to kill you. Maybe it will help you stay on your diet long term instead of being too strict and falling off the diet wagon for good.
- Have fun. Life is just too short not to enjoy it even if on a diet. If you are not having fun; stop, re-evaluate, and make changes until it is fun again.
Have you found any nuggets you would like to share????