Friday, June 18, 2010

Is Summer Getting In The "Weigh"

Here is a summary of my Weight Watchers meeting on June 15, 2010.

What weight-loss miracle can help YOU reach your goal this week?
Is it a drug?
The newest machine?
Some crazy fad diet, like the dice diet we talked about a couple weeks ago or one that consists of nothing but veggies?
No, it is simply TRACKING what you eat!
This week If You Bite It, Write It!
I encourage you all to take the challenge this week and TRACK TRACK TRACK-it is extremely important that you all attend next week's meeting so we can once again prove TRACKING works!
When it comes to tracking remember this:
"If you kinda do it, it kinda works-If you really do it, it really works!"

10 Advantages of Tracking to help motivate you to pick up that pencil or log into e-tools this week!

1. Allows you to monitor your intake. – Losing weight is a simple equation – take in fewer calories than you expend. Monitoring your intake is the first step in lowering it.

2. Encourages you to focus on your food choices. – More often than not we overeat because we are focusing on something other than what we are eating. Tracking every BLT forces you to focus on what you are doing.

3. Provides a record you can share with your leader or health care provider. -- We can look at your journal and provide insight and information on what you can do to eat healthier. Also, what you are eating may be impacting your health in other ways.

4. Helps you control the urge to binge. – Knowing you are going to have to write down what you eat can stop you from reaching for that bag of potato chips.

5. Allows you to track your progress. – A journal can serve as evidence of how far you have come in this journey. It also feels great to look back and see you are eating better today than you did days, weeks or years ago.

6. Encourages mindful eating. – Writing down what you eat encourages you to think about what you are eating. The more you think, the less and better you eat.

7. Creates a means of evaluating the connection between what you eat and how you feel. – You can use your journal to examine the circumstances and feelings which trigger overeating. Once you identify the causes you can begin doing something about them.

8. Helps you be sure you are meeting the Good Health Guidelines. -- It is important to eat a balanced diet. A journal can provide clues as to what foods you have been neglecting and need to add to your diet.

9. Assists you in acknowledging the reality of how much you eat. – Keeping a journal will help you confront the truth about how much you eat. Once you stop kidding yourself about how much you eat, you can begin making the necessary changes.

10. Reinforces your commitment to achieving and maintaining your goals. – Each time you make an entry in your journal you are expressing your intention and desire to do what needs to be done in order to live well and reach your goals!
"The first step towards change is AWARENESS!

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