What is your biggest nutritional challenge?
It’s not going to be easy. Losing weight and learning how to eat is hard work. There are many things that could be challenging. Here are just a few:
- Portion control
- Giving in to trigger foods/binge eating
- Food allergies/sensitivities
- Not knowing WHAT to eat to be healthy or lose weight
- Unrealistic expectations for rapid weight loss
- Not eating enough
- Not getting support from people regarding your weight loss attempts
- Breaking old habits
- Negative thinking
There’s so much more that we face when we decide it’s time to lose weight. How we deal with those challenges is what makes us successful or not so much…
What are my challenges? Before I lost 110 pounds, my challenges were portion control, bingeing, and not knowing what to eat. I changed my thinking, I told myself I CAN DO THIS, and I did. I did not have unrealistic expectations about how long it would take to lose the weight–I knew it would be a hard journey–and I was lucky to get support for almost everyone in my life.
And then I lost the weight and the challenges changed a bit. Portion control was still the devil on my shoulder, but I had gotten a handle on the binge eating. I’d broken the bad habits I had and learned what to eat.
Now the CHALLENGE:
I challenge every single one of you to remove ONE thing from your house that is causing you grief.
Candy. Cookies. Chips. Cheese. Potatoes. Bacon. Beer! …whatever your trigger food is, whatever food item is on your mind and currently in your house. Take it to your neighbor’s house as a gift, give her the box of of cookies. Take the bag of chips to work and share with coworkers. Just remove ONE of those things that are tempting you from your house for 1 week. See how you do. You might be surprised at how powerful “out of sight, out of mind” really is.
Are you in?