Well it’s Monday again!! Woop, Woop, UGH! I have seen soooo many clients in the past couple of weeks who have been doing incredibly well and losing like crazy. This is not surprising, but is commendable since this is “vacation season”! I want to first of all say congrats! Secondly, I want to share some of the things that they are doing to be successful and hopefully help EVERYONE get on track! The first, very profound comment from a client who has lost 37 pounds in 2 ½ months is, “I am not dieting, I am living a healthier life”. Wow, that really says it all doesn’t it? It’s true what they say – all you need to do is watch what you eat and expend more energy than you consume. It’s really that simple. We all can make things more difficult than they need to be, but let’s think about this, if you make even ONE better choice each day than you did the day before, you will not only lose weight, but you will actually CHANGE your habits of mindless eating! Imagine how that will change your life FOREVER!
Another client says she has become an expert label reader. I know this sucks, but you have to do it and there is NO way around this. If you don’t know what you are putting in your mouth, then you are flying blind. You must rely on yourself for this, nobody else is going to lose weight for you or do the math for you. If nothing else, pay attention to the carbs and sugars, just start there. Any change, any better choice is going to be beneficial.
The next one is a favorite of mine, if you like cheese you must try Laughing Cow brand. These are individually wrapped little wedges of deliciousness!!! These are excellent snacks, only 30-35 calories and are the perfect size for carrying with you. I know, I know you are saying to yourself, “cheese?, that’s not on the list!” Well, it like I say, it is always going to be a better choice than an Oreo!!! Go ahead and splurge with your 35 calories of cheese!!!
My final client generated recommendation is…. Tell you family and friends! You are not going to lose weight alone, even if you ARE alone in losing weight. Let the people close to you know what you are going to do and what you want and need from them in the way of help and support. Who knows? Maybe some of your new habits will rub off on them and they will become healthier people too!!!
Thank you to the amazing clients who have shared. You make me smile, warm my heart and make me proud!!! Donna