The poem below is a great reminder of the powerful role HABITS play in our lives.
I used this poem as part of my 'Weight Loss in the Workplace' Program which I presented to employee work groups.
Can changing your eating habits really lay the foundation for a healthier, thinner, you?
Yes! See for yourself!
Start with SELF TALK. Begin today to feed yourself positive messages throughout the day.
Here are things that thin people repeat to themselves - the silent messages they SAY to themselves that help them stay thin:
Add in positive lifestyle changes.
Here are four traits of thin people; actual behaviors that help them stay at a healthy weight:
For more information, please see my webpage on weight management.
Learn about the results of a study which examined the eating behaviors of successful weight maintainers.
Strive for moderation – instead of perfection - in your daily eating behavior. Losing weight is a process. Changing the way you eat is time well invested – if it means a lifetime of healthy eating.
Listen to your body - learn to eat only when you are hungry and stop when you are comfortably full.
Don’t deprive yourself. Just limit your indulgences - eat less of your favorite foods. Remember, a bite or two of that tempting pie will probably satisfy you (rather than consuming the whole slice).
Remember, you are in control of what you choose to eat. Make careful decisions and better choices.
Decide in advance how you’ll handle food temptations.
Watch less television. There’s a positive correlation between obesity and amount of ‘tv time.’ Get active instead of sitting in front of the tube.
Brush your teeth after dinner – it provides a reminder that mealtime is over!
Wait at least 10 minutes before taking a second portion – it takes time for your brain to receive the message that your stomach is full.
Eat breakfast each day. It kick starts your day and your metabolism!
You can access WebMD and learn more about Changing your Eating Habits.
Ready to get started? Here are some positive changes – that you can begin today - that will help you kick start your weight loss!
Do you have a great habit you'd recommend that helps you maintain your weight or lose weight?
If so, please share it in the space below.
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