Weight management is a challenge for many and it’s hardly ever just about food. It’s true that we are inundated with overstocked supermarket shelves and are bombarded with at least one doughnut, taco, fast food and pizza sign per day. There is no doubt that dodging our tempting environment is part of the challenge! The other part of the challenge is our behaviors. Comforted by our daily routine, changing our behaviors may come with an uneasy feeling of responsibility, hard work, and the possibility of failure.
Setting goals to change your behaviors comes one step at a time. Unrealistic goals will only bring disappointment. Attempting to lose 3 pounds a week or setting a 40lb weight loss goal without setting up how to get there is a sure way to failure. In Eating Free, each new week is a new challenge or goal. Instead of focusing on weight loss goals, challenge yourself with behavioral changes which in the long run will take you to the weight you want. For example, a good challenge can be as easy as adding 2 fruits a day, eating breakfast, or maybe getting 6-8 hours of sleep per night. We don’t move forward with the next goal until one is met.
Goals don’t get accomplished by themselves. It takes goal-setting and an action plan. Baby steps! Focus on the how of getting from point A to point B. Focus on how to lose the 40lbs rather than setting a number and not knowing how to get there. The FreeQ tool is a great way to figure out what needs to change. Grab each item from the FreeQ and make it a challenge. Start today and before you know it, your goal will come without even feeling it. Start Eating Free!
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