Proper nutrition will change your body composition.
Poor nutrition will prevent you from changing your body composition.
Many people believe they can “work off” last night’s indulgences or add an extra workout to make up for a summer of chardonnay, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.
It takes hard work and pig-headed determination to make these changes. If we are serious and stop the excuses, it will happen. It’s not sexy. There is no magic pill, only sheer will.
“I have no self-control.”
Self-control is something you must generate. I promise it is not going to show up on its own. We must be intentional until these new thought patterns become habits.
Here’s your armor:
1. Preemptive Strikes. Be prepared for that doughnut offer by practicing saying no (or no thank you to your coworker). My father used to say birds of a feather flock together, and he was right (now I tell it to my kids). Your coworkers who indulge in junk at work will be sad to see you go, but it’s not about them. It’s about you, and they will get over it.
2. Eat breakfast even if you aren’t hungry in the morning. I’m telling you this is a big one. So many people I speak with are not hungry in the morning. Eat anyway! You gotta jump start that metabolism and set it up for the day. Bring your meals and snacks everywhere you go. Having smaller meals throughout the day keeps your blood sugar level in check and will prevent you from saying, “screw it! I’m starving!” at the end of the day.
3. Be laser-focused as if your life depended on it because it does! Some forms of cancer live in fat, and 1/3 of the U.S. population is overweight or obese.
4. Use visualization techniques. Successful athletes visualize their plays before they happen. Imagine being in control, with more confidence, or in a smaller size.
5. Don’t let other people crush your dreams! Hang out with people who support your cause or find some new friends (hello other ALF members!)
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