September 14, 2008 2:01 PM Subscribe
What's some successful self talk to help me reach my weight loss goals?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (22 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I am on a doctor-recommended diet after overeating for years. When I’m stressed by life’s normal little burdens, I find it very difficult to stick to the diet. It’s almost like the rational part of my brain shuts down, and the rest of it says “Eat! Eat! Stuff yourself!”
So I’d like to counteract that with some statements that other dieters have found helpful. Not so much “a minute on the lips, forever on the hips” and more “if I eat this, it will be harder to reach my goal, so I should drink water instead.”
The diet is an excellent one, with lots of fruit and unlimited vegetables, so I don’t need recommendations in that area. Unfortunately, when I’m cranky, I aim straight for pasta or bread beyond what I’m allowed. However, I’m open to other suggestions. Remember, my problem is not about knowing what to do. I know what to do. It’s about maintaining the consistent discipline to do it, and maintaining the discipline past hungry o'clock.