If you were trying to save money and bought a pack of gum, would you say screw it and go out and buy a new car?
Probably not. Yet when we’re on a “diet” and have one unplanned food, or go 100 calories over our goal, we tend to say screw it and eat the entire kitchen, have the brownies, cookie, and might as well finish the bag because I’ll start on Monday.
Start seeing your diet as a bank account.
If you’re looking to lose weight you need to consume less than you expend.
BUT it’s also important to remember that consuming 500 calories over your needs on a given day is a whole lot better than consuming an extra 5000 calories.
Most often the problem isn’t knowing what we need to do, it’s getting our mindset in a place to follow through with.
When you start to shift your focus to your mindset…
You can stop giving up completely just because you had one bite, meal, or day off track.
You’ll realize that you’re in this for the long haul and you always have a choice to make the better decision.
One meal at a time and one decision at a time.
Stop slashing all 4 tires just because you have one flat.