Recently, I have proudly seen numerous clients make huge reductions in their body fat. I think the success stems from three important factors that have to be in place.
- Utilization of a simple, user-friendly system like my Food Rules.
- Support and follow-up.
- Appropriate attitude or state-of-mind towards healthy eating; believing in what you are doing and self-efficacy.
We all know what to be eating, but the catch is the regular application. One important thing I recommend is using a personal healthy-eating mantra. That is, a few short lines of encouragement to reset your attitude toward healthy eating. Here is an example:
I always have a choice what to eat; the Food Rules simply provide me guidance and structure. I am choosing least-processed foods that provide my body with the nutrients it needs and that make me feel satisfied. I am never forbidden from enjoying any foods, and can enjoy some "unhealthy"foods every once and while. Though, after following the Food Rules, I likely won't miss many processed foods.
Put this paragraph on your refrigerator and when you are hungry, remind yourself that it is easy to choose lesser-processed, lesser-calorie foods.