We all know that at times, especially when temptation strikes and/or (worse) you've succumb to it and you tell yourself to keep going simply because you've "blown it anyway" and then console yourself with the promise that "I'll start fresh tomorrow" All good right???????
WRONG!!!! Start fresh NOW!!!
So you had a moment of weakness (IT HAPPENS) but tomorrow may still be hours away, and by not stopping RIGHT THIS MINUTE could potentially be the difference between gaining a few grams to a full kilo (or more)!!
Real willpower is not putting down the fork, but never having picked it up in the first place because you're in a good (mental) place; one where control is yours!!! Talking yourself into a better frame of mind, taking control again, or (as I like to think of it as) overcoming the negativity can help you avoid going over the edge and thereby throwing in the towel.
Here's a few examples, of excuses and how we need to retune or thoughts on handling these hurdles. I'd be very interested to read what you would say in response (to yourself if/when these thoughts hit you). Just one XXXXX won't hurt, and I'll leave it at that!!
Depending on what the food is, especially if it one of my "triggers" (those things that you personally cannot resist, and cannot stop at "just one") this argument simply does not work and trying to make myself feel better by justifying it with "I'll leave it at that" is pointless. Okay well, I've blown it now (I've had more than I should) so I'll keep going and start again tomorrow!!
Really??? Why not just stop now??? You've had your fill of whatever it is, and okay you've gone overboard....but MUST YOU keep going till sunrise tomorrow??? I know I shouldn't have had XXXXX but.....
Sadly the only "but" about this excuse, is the one with the extra "t" that you're keeping from those skinny jeans or suit pants you hope to get into!!! Okay okay so you had a blow out, it happens!! Now quit beating yourself up about it and move on!!! We all have down moments, lapses in constraint which doesn't make for the end of the world, it just proves your human, so take a moment to reflect on your mistake and then make a vow to put it behind you and do better from this point on!!! I just can't help myself!!
That's right you can't be helping yourself to excessive amounts of food especially bad food with empty nutritional value then you're not helping yourself become the "new you" you so desperately want to become!!! Control is a major part of weight loss, and if you can't control the urge to snack on whatever is that's tempting you, do yourself a favour and REMOVE IT from view, or better yet, from your mind. Trust me, you'll feel better for showing the restraint come tomorrow morning.