Eye Opening ONE THING To Try

“All this self-acceptance is cool but I also really want to lose weight”

I’m on it. I have not forgotten that and I’m here to help ☺c8d4e04d25a64a33c185ad462b7c868f

Yesterday we talked about focusing on just ONE thing to change instead of trying to change everything at once.

We also talked about the need for it to be specific. So instead of just a blank “I need to clean up my diet” you should focus in on what area of your nutrition needs some 1-on-1 time.

There are a lot of things you could try and over time you will get to them. Go small to go big.

Today I want to help you narrow in on ONE THING that I think will get you immediate results. It’s a process and you need to actually do it but it’s so worth it.

ONE THING: Those extra nibbles and munchies. AKA: Mindless eating.

For the next 14-days without worrying about changing anything just yet, start writing down all the things that you eat and drink in a day that are not moving you toward your fat loss goal or are extras you may not have been accounting for.

Let me bring your awareness to some foods/habits that may be robbing you of results:

  • The candy jar on the receptionist desk at your work or places you frequent. If you grab one, log it.
  • Your morning coffee. Are you using creamers, sugars or grabbing a flavored latte? Don’t panic, I’m not saying you have to cut it out, for now just log it.
  • Do you mindlessly munch on nuts at your desk or while you commute? Estimate how much and log it.
  • Grabbing a few bites off your kids or spouses plate. Grab away (for now) but log it.
  • Night caps? Log it.
  • Did you get a 2nd serving of those Brussel sprouts and bacon even though you were no longer hungry because they tasted so good? Log just that extra portion.

Get the idea? And as you can see, I’m not just talking about food that people like to label “bad”.

Sometimes we habitually or mindlessly eat perfectly clean foods but we eat them for reasons other than hunger or beyond what we need to satisfy our bodies.

For the next 2 weeks you can log all of your food or just those “extras” and see what you get.

Now you’ll be tempted to say “I already know all the things that I need to cut out, let me just jump to the next step.”

Trust me on this however, cold hard data can make a light click on for you.

I have to tell you years back I did this on myself and I found that I ate as much as 1,000 calories extra in munching! Now this was before my clean eating became more of a lifestyle so I was often binging on high-sugar, high-fat processed foods which can add up to major calories alarmingly fast.

I never in a million years would have thought it was that much. It also didn’t really sink in that I needed to make changes until I say the huge “extra” numbers each day. Until then I was saying “yeah, I know” but once I knew with cold hard facts, my determination to make the changes was strong.

That is why I encourage you not to jump the gun and say “I already know”. Do the work.

Now once you get all that data what do you do?

Cut it all out at once? Maybe…. And it depends.

We’ll talk about that soon.

I would absolutely love to hear how this logging goes for you and what you learn about yourself.

And as always I’m here to help.

Don’t be shy, leave a comment or hit me up on social media and tell me how it goes.

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