#Thin From Within - Saying “no” to destructive eating is an acquired habit—you may simply need some practice.
On May 15, 2017
Your goal is to put the brake on any negative impulse, no matter how small the confrontation. Starting now, pay more attention to your every day decision making. You may be pleasantly surprised to realize that you exhibit adequate strength and self-discipline in certain aspects of your life where you are able to say “no.” Fact is, you already know the language of self-discipline. You say “no” to yourself all the time! So, rather than assuming you can’t say “no,” begin to realize that you simply have to expand your repertoire and apply it to destructive eating.
So, how do you expand your repertoire? Practice, practice, practice. Starting today, in all matters—food-related or non-food-related—practice saying “no” to anything destructive, self-indulgent, or lazy. Only from now on, say “no” with awareness. Every time you succeed and make note of your success, you’re building your self-discipline muscle. If you’re using your journal it doesn’t hurt to jot down your successful, self-discipline experiences. This is the time to reinforce your self-discipline and empower yourself to set more optimistic expectations. Every time you successfully bring yourself back to your healthy intentions you are learning something critical about yourself: The fact that you have the power to say “no!”
Thin From Within: The Powerful Self-Coaching Program for Permanent Weight Loss
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