What can I do to start back up again if I fall behind in my diet and exercise?
The best way is to prevent falling behind in the first place. What
you need to do is Place awareness on when your falling off the wagon.
Most people that fall off the wagon, don’t even know it’s coming.
How do you achieve this awareness? By creating a plan, which will
make you more aware. You can choose to think of your goals and
envision how satisfied and happy you will be knowing your now one
strong step forward toward your weight loss and fitness success. If
your already off the wagon now, the first thing you should do, is
focus on your thoughts. If you haven’t written down your goals, now
is the best time to do it. Your goals will be your thoughts
throughout the day. Now, once you thoughts get stronger, stop
observing your thoughts and take action. This is what makes a vision
into a reality. The thing with diet and exercise is that your body
does not respond in a linear fashion. Your gonna hit some bumps in
the road, sometimes a bump can discourage you and that’s when you may fall off the wagon.
Discouragement and fear usually go hand in hand.
Since, I’ve been through years and years of bumps in the road. When I
don’t have a plan, my body ends up in the junk yard, from all the
neglect of exercise and damage of junk food. When I do have a plan,
there’s nothing that stops me. Having a plan takes away the fear and
disappointment. Especially when this plan is conceived by you and
technically created by personal trainer who’s been down the road. The
key thing to remember is to not focus on your fear and
disappointment, and to focus on your goals, leave the technical
process to your personal trainer and envision all the benefits that
you will receive by hoping back on a planned fitness and diet regime
Well I say when you are stressed or craving things become active. When you are active you less likely to snack on things that you should not eat. Snacking on junk food when you are stressed or bored is a learned behavior so you need to change your learned behaviors.
When you are stressed or cravings things start to trigger those thoughts with activity. If you learn to be active when you are stressed or have cravings sooner or later it will be as natural to be active as it is to reach for food.
Other techniques that I have found to be successful is to drink as much water as possible. If you are craving but yet you know you should not eat simply drink water. This will calm the craving and give your mouth that oral fixation.
Finally creating positive affirmations is very powerful. These affirmations can be limitless but anything that elevates who you are and how you do not need the food you are craving can help. Use all 3, change you learned behaviors and look at the results, these things are practical, realistic and healthy for your brain and mind.