I hope you’re still with me and making the weekly changes that I’ve suggested. Take it as a personal challenge to see how many weeks you can keep it up. The only way you fail is if you don’t try. If your goal is to lose weight but you haven’t been able to follow the first four steps, perhaps you should take another look at your goals and rate their importance. The steps are going to get quite a bit tougher as the weeks go on. The steps are going to impact your life further each week. The only way to deal with it is to take it a week at a time and nail each goal for the week until they become habits. I could give you fifty things to adjust but you would hold on to your favorites and skip everything else. Sadly that doesn’t lead to long term results.
This week is a bigger challenge. In step 5 plan your meal for the workday and only eat what you brought. Don’t go to Starbucks or Tim Hortons. Avoid running to the staff treat bin. Ignore what was served at a meeting because it’s free. Bring what you want to eat (I won’t tell you what to bring just yet) and stick with it.
There are three types of people when it comes to weekly nutrition failure: Those that make all the wrong decisions at work, at home in the evening or on the weekend. This week we’re concentrating on those making poor decisions at work. What might seem like a small wrong decision like a little chocolate bar or a muffin from the staff meeting can easily derail your diet. Not only do you get a sense of “cheating” and knowing you shouldn’t eat that particular food, but you often also get a sense of failure and an, “it’s too late for today, maybe tomorrow,” attitude.
A little mistake here will often lead to larger mistakes throughout your week. If your body spike insulin from that treat it will want more, resulting in larger cravings and a better chance of derailing completely. If you’re trying to cut some weight, make good decisions.